Helping the environment without knowingThe great success that the medical industry has experienced is well documented and evident for everybody to see. The numbers gathered from the Asian market of the drop in the amount of people seeking alternative and traditional remedies clearly shows that there is a growing tendency to look for more scientifically established medications. When the drug was released this subsequent effect was not foreseen, but it has been definitely a positive surprise. To cite an example, there are reports that tigers hunting (their penises are a sought after item in the Asian market) is on decline, while the amount of men in China taking erectile dysfunction medication has increased and continues to do so with the passing years.
However, though a number of species have received a reprieve courtesy of a surge in Western medication's popularity, others simply can't catch a break. Chinese men aparently still find relief for conditions like arthritis, indigestion and gout in traditional remedies. Seeing as this is a more than $20 billion worth industry, many species may be about to shuffle off their mortal coils.