When Anthony heard Ichiro’s open denial, he replied coldly, “I remember that you have three types of medicine that are marketed all over the world, namely the stomach powder, clear throat powder, and an eczema lotion. All of these three medicines originated from Chinese medication. One of it is from the Chinese physician, Zhang Zhongjing’s ‘Treatise on Febrile and Miscellaneous Diseases’, one of it is from ‘The Han Dynasty’s Medicinal Report’, and the last one is from the ‘Compendium of Materia Medica’. Am I right?”
The expression on Ichiro’s face was a little ugly, but he continued denying it even at this time. “Dr. Simmons, are you joking? Those ancient Chinese pharmacopoeias one or two thousand years ago are basically rubbish without any clinical application and scientific basis at all. Why would such a big pharmaceutical company like Kobayashi Pharma use this kind of backward pharmacopoeias from one or two thousand years ago? This is really insulting!”
When the other Chinese physicians and doctors in the hall heard Ichiro publicly insulting the essence of the ancient Chinese medicine that was left behind by their ancestors, they could not help but scowl and curse in their hearts.
Anthony replied in a righteous tone, “It just so happens that I will be free for the next few days. After the Chinese Medicine Expo, I will personally write up three research papers that include the prescriptions as well as ins and outs of all three types of the medicines that you are selling and marketing all over the world. I will also include a detailed record of our ancient pharmacopoeia. After I have sorted them out and published everything, it is really up to you to justify yourself!”
Ichiro’s face turned black as soon as he heard Anthony’s words.
He was the vice-chairman of Kobayashi Pharma, and the company had been founded by his own father. Therefore, naturally, he knew all the details of the company.
The reason why Kobayashi Pharma could grow to its scale today was entirely because of their reliance on the prescriptions recorded in the ancient Chinese pharmacopoeia.
Since the Japanese were very good at packaging, they simply took the ancient Chinese prescriptions and packaged them to a certain extent before declaring and promoting the fact that they had spent a lot of money on researching and coming up with the new prescriptions on their own. This had immediately opened up the market and increased the demands for the medication because of their very good curative effects.
However, Kobayashi Pharma had always been reluctant to admit that their drug formula was indeed plagiarized from the ancient Chinese pharmacopoeia. Anthony had always been very dissatisfied with this fact, but he had never found an opportunity to protest about this matter.
Unexpectedly, he had met Ichiro here today, and he naturally wanted to seek justice for Chinese medicine.
Ichiro truly had not expected Anthony to accurately state the origins for the prescriptions of their three top medications. Out of fear that Anthony would actually publish a paper on the origins of those medications, Ichiro hurriedly said, “Dr. Simmons, is it really necessary for you to publish a thesis on the prescription for the medicine? I was just thinking of collaborating with you to come up with a new type of medicine. If you are agreeable, we can work together. However, if you are not agreeable, we can just choose not to work with one another. Why should we try to make things difficult for one another?”
Anthony replied seriously, “Since you are going to blatantly deny that you have plagiarized the ancient Chinese medication, I have nothing else to say to you anymore. Goodbye.”
Then, Anthony continued speaking, “By the way, no matter what it is, I will definitely write the thesis.”
Ichiro ground his teeth as he looked at Anthony. After a short while, he decided to hold back his anger and simply nodded before he said, “Well, since you are not willing to collaborate and work together with me, I will not try to force you to do so, Dr. Simmons.”
After that, Ichiro continued speaking, “I do not want the prescription for the medicine anymore. Instead, can you sell the medicine to me? I am willing to pay fifty million dollars for the pill. My father was involved in a car accident the year before this, and he is still lying in bed because of high paraplegia. As his son, I really hope that I will be able to cure him!”
Anthony was shocked when he heard Ichiro’s offer of fifty million dollars.
He quickly glanced at Charlie. After all, the magic pill belonged to Charlie in the first place. If Charlie was willing to sell Ichiro one of his magic pills for fifty million dollars, the decision would really be up to him, then.
However, Charlie secretly waved his hand at Anthony.
He did not care about fifty million dollars at all. Moreover, Charlie did not want to sell his medicine to a Japanese guy who would plagiarize Chinese medication even if the latter offered him fifty million dollars for a single pill.
When Anthony saw Charlie waving his hand, he immediately replied, “Sorry, Mr. Ichiro. The medicine has already been used up and I am afraid that there is no more of the same pill in this world now.”
Ichiro gritted his teeth before he nodded with a gloomy expression on his face. After that, he said, “Dr. Simmons, I understand. I will not try to force you to do anything anymore.”