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Monday, August 28, 2006

The drugs do work

As Edinburgh-based Macfarlan Smith celebrates a century at its current premises, the opiates producer is planning a major international expansion programme.

By Iain S Bruce
Sunday Herald, UK

As it prepares to celebrate the centenary of its move to Wheatfield Road, Macfarlan Smith is geared up to process enough poppies to produce 200 tonnes of opium derivatives every year, supplying the world’s widest range of pain relief products to clients such as GlaxoSmithKline and Mundipharma.

It was the first legitimate operation to grow opium poppies in British fields four years ago.


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