Is the pharmaceutical industry responsible for cutting down the rainforest?



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    Currently 121 prescription drugs come from plant-derived sources and 25% of the active ingredients in cancer fighting drugs come from the rainforests.

    In 1983, there were no U.S. pharmaceutical companies involved in research programs in the rainforest. Today there are over 100 pharmaceutical companies and US government agencies involved in tropical rainforest plant research, looking for cures and drugs for cancer, viruses and infections.

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