The British scientist Stewart Adams, creator of ibuprofen, one of the most famous analgesics, died at the age of 95 on January 30th.
Adams has stated in several interviews that it took him ten years to create the drug and that he tried it with the goal of treating the headache caused by what is known in Colombia as "guava".
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Currently this drug is used to treat almost all types of mild or moderate pain.
It should be remembered that his scientific career began very young, since he was 17 years at Boots Pure Drug Company. Subsequently, he earned his doctorate at nearly 30 years and in 1953 received the mission to find an oral anti-inflammatory drug that was more effective and safer than aspirin. Resulting in the recognized Ibuprofen.
This analgesic is on the list of essential drugs of the World Health Organization (WHO).
With information from Caracol.