There were many kinds of ginseng in this world. Common ginseng, American ginseng, red ginseng, purple ginseng, and wild ginseng. Amongst them, the rarest and most expensive of them all was none other than the purple ginseng.
Moreover, ginseng itself had a lifespan, and most of them could not live for more than a hundred years. Therefore, if a ginseng plant was not picked, it could easily become a century-old ginseng or a few-hundred-year-old ginseng. After that, it would eventually come to an end.
Any ginseng that could live for two or three hundred years was the best type of ginseng. Furthermore, any ginseng that could live for more than five hundred years was very precious and extremely rare. Some people who had been collecting ginseng for their entire life might not even have the chance to see it at all.
As for the ginseng that was more than a thousand years old, it was even more valuable than anything. It almost only existed in legends, and it was really rare for anyone to take it out at all.
Therefore, this three-hundred-year-old purple ginseng was already an extremely precious and valuable treasure.
At this time, the auction hall was already overcrowded with people. Most of them were people who came from the Chinese medicine field who had come from all over the country. There were also some old Chinese doctors who could be called the masters of Chinese medicine.
Amongst them, many people were familiar with Anthony, and upon seeing Anthony, most of them quickly stepped forward to congratulate him.
Truthfully, the reason why they were congratulating him was because he had successfully created a miracle in medicine history by successfully curing paraplegia.
However, deep down, Anthony felt ashamed.
Everyone thought that he was responsible for treating the high-level paraplegia, but he was the only one who knew that the credit belonged to Charlie and Charlie alone. However, Charlie wanted to keep a low profile, and that was the reason why he wanted Anthony to take the credit for the cure instead.
At this time, many people gathered around Anthony as they asked him about the secret to curing paraplegia. Anthony quickly replied, “Actually, I was not the one who had the skill and ability to cure high paraplegia. In fact, a magical medicine that I obtained by chance exerted a huge therapeutic effect for the patient.”
Someone asked immediately, “Dr. Simmons, can you publish the prescription for this magic medicine? Once it is published, it will definitely benefit all mankind!”
“That’s right!” Someone chimed in immediately before he said, “Dr. Simmons, after you publish the prescription for the magic medicine, you may even get a Nobel Prize in medicine!”
Anthony simply brushed them off as he said, “Forget it. It is indeed a hidden secret that would be very inconvenient for me to reveal.”
Just then, a young man dressed in a suit and leather shoes approached Anthony before he bowed slightly and said, “Hello, Dr. Simmons. My name is Ichiro Kobayashi, and I am the chairman of Kobayashi Pharma.”
Anthony nodded slightly before he said, “I have heard about Kobayashi Pharma before. Is there a reason why you are looking for me today?”
Ichiro looked at Anthony with a serious expression on his face before saying, “Dr. Simmons, our Kobayashi Pharma is the strongest pharmaceutical company in the whole of Asia. There were many popular classic drugs that were developed and produced by Kobayashi Pharma. I believe that with such strength and power, we definitely have the ability to support and carry forward your prescription for the high-level paraplegia so that we can sell the medicine to more than two hundred countries around the world. Therefore, I sincerely hope that you are willing to sell the prescription to us!”
Anthony frowned as soon as he heard the other party’s words. After that, he said, “If I remember correctly, many of the medicine and drugs that you carry were not developed by your company. In fact, those medicines were prescriptions from Chinese medication!”
The so-called Japanese medications were all actually ancient Chinese medication prescriptions.
Since Japan and Korea were deeply influenced by Chinese culture in ancient times, it was only natural that their medicine was also taught and learned from Chinese medication. Now, all the pharmaceutical companies in those two countries were all engaging in selling prescriptions that they claimed to be their own when they had clearly plagiarized the Chinese medications.
Because these ancient Chinese medications were recorded in some pharmacopeias, there was no clear patent copyright protection on those prescriptions. This was the reason why many Japanese and Korean pharmaceutical companies could plagiarize various prescriptions from the Chinese medicine dictionary. After that, they produced the medicine and drugs as their own before selling it all over the world.
It would have been fine if they made it clear that these medications in fact originated from ancient Chinese prescriptions. However, these companies were always very shameless, and they always publicized that they were the ones who had developed and come up with the prescriptions on their own.
Moreover, there were even some shameless people who would describe the ancient Chinese medications as a medicinal prescription that had been handed down to them by their ancestors in their own country. That was the main reason why many consumers around the world thought that these medicines were really the historical heritage of Japan and Korea.
This kind of blatant plagiarism had made Anthony and many old Chinese medicine practitioners feel really indignant!
At this time, Ichiro suddenly said arrogantly, “Dr. Simmons, I want to correct your mistake. All of the medicines and drugs at Kobayashi Pharma have been developed and produced by our company based on the essence of our Japanese traditional medication!”