Research normally has a long shelf life in Thailand, if not forever. This is unsurprising in a country that spends trifling amounts on "research and non-development".
‘‘There are several nutritional products in the market based on Chinese, Thai, and Western medicines,’’ says Mr Pichaet, ‘‘but most of them take other people’s claims and infuse them with a little bit of science without genuine research.’’
Even in the private sector, research and development (R&D) remains risky, expensive and ignored.
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