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SK Chemicals Works with Daewoong Pharm to Boost Sales of Shingles Vaccine

SK Chemicals Works with Daewoong Pharm to Boost Sales of Shingles Vaccine

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Chemicals Co., a South Korean vaccine maker, said Thursday it has joined with Daewoong Pharmaceutical Co. to sell its herpes zoster vaccine in South Korea. Under the agreement, the two companies will work together on the sales and marketing of Skyzoster, a shingles vaccine developed by SK Chemicals, [...]

Smartphone App Helps Treat Patients

Smartphone App Helps Treat Patients

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A clinical test has revealed that a smartphone application linked to a hospital used to manage daily habits helped to improve patients’ well-being. A team of doctors composed of Prof. Kim Jung-hun (otolaryngology), Prof. Jeong Se-yeong (family medicine), and Prof. Yu Su-yeong (medical information center) at the Seoul National [...]

Samsung BioLogics Expresses Concerns over FSS’s Leak of Sensitive Information

Samsung BioLogics Expresses Concerns over FSS’s Leak of Sensitive Information

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major biopharmaceutical firm Samsung BioLogics Co., which has been embroiled in an alleged violation of accounting rules, on Tuesday expressed concern over the financial watchdog’s disclosure of sensitive information. “We express deep concern and regret over the situation where sensitive information surrounding the case, which is under [...]

Most Suicide Warning Signs Go Unheeded, Study Says

Most Suicide Warning Signs Go Unheeded, Study Says

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — It has been reported that most people who commit suicide tell others that they “want to die” and show signs of being suicidal, but only one out of five family members recognized such warnings. Factors contributing to suicide were different per age group: dating and education for youth, jobs [...]

More S. Koreans Strive to Live Plastic-free

More S. Koreans Strive to Live Plastic-free

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Bae Min-ji’s ordinary day begins by boiling tap water to drink. The 29-year-old takes a shower using just a single bar of soap and brushes her teeth with a powdered toothpaste. With a tumbler, small cloth bags, a spoon and chopsticks, she is ready to leave the house and [...]

New Traceability System for Chemical Substances

New Traceability System for Chemical Substances

SEJONG, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The distribution of chemical substances produced both domestically and abroad will be regulated by the government by assigning serial numbers to each substance. The Ministry of Environment stated on Tuesday that it was giving advance legislation notice on May 5 for the bill’s planned revision reflecting the new Chemical [...]

Movement Ban on Livestock Farms Lifted over No Additional Foot-and-mouth Outbreaks

Movement Ban on Livestock Farms Lifted over No Additional Foot-and-mouth Outbreaks

SEJONG, May 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s agriculture ministry said Tuesday that it has lifted a movement ban on local livestock farms as no additional cases of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease have been reported in over a month. Last month, the ministry also released a standstill order on poultry farms in 20 regions as there [...]