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1 in 8 Koreans Prescribed Narcotic Anti-anxiety Medication: Data

1 in 8 Koreans Prescribed Narcotic Anti-anxiety Medication: Data

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Over the past year, 1 in 8 Koreans turned out to have been prescribed narcotic anti-anxiety medication, a drug safety watchdog said Wednesday. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety analyzed the use trend of narcotic anti-anxiety drugs for medical use monitored through the Narcotics Information Management System during [...]

Algernon Submits Investigational New Drug (IND) Application with U.S. FDA for Multinational Phase 2b/3 Human Study to Evaluate Ifenprodil for COVID-19

Algernon Submits Investigational New Drug (IND) Application with U.S. FDA for Multinational Phase 2b/3 Human Study to Evaluate Ifenprodil for COVID-19

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Algernon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CSE: AGN) (FRANKFURT: AGW) (OTCQB: AGNPF) (the “Company” or “Algernon”) a clinical stage pharmaceutical development company, is pleased to announce that it has submitted an Investigational New Drug (IND) application with the U.S. FDA for its planned multinational Phase 2b/3 study of its re-purposed drug [...]

Drugmakers Introduce AI to Speed Up Development of Coronavirus Cure

Drugmakers Introduce AI to Speed Up Development of Coronavirus Cure

SEOUL, April 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Artificial intelligence (AI), expected to change the paradigm of new drug development, is gaining new attention as it has proven to be very effective in the global battle with the coronavirus. As the world suffers from the spread of COVID-19, the need for speed when it comes to discovering [...]

Boycott Against Japanese Drugs and Medical Supplies Moves Online

Boycott Against Japanese Drugs and Medical Supplies Moves Online

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the nationwide boycott of Japanese products, a boycott of Japanese medicines, which has been weak and ineffective, is actively taking place online. The boycott online is characterized by a new form of “not selling” boycotts by self-employed people beyond consumers’ “not buying.” In the midst of this, some [...]

Portable Sexual Assault Prevention Kit to be Developed Within Two Years

Portable Sexual Assault Prevention Kit to be Developed Within Two Years

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – In order to prevent drug induced sexual assault, which has recently become a social problem, a portable sexual assault prevention kit will be developed. The Ministry of Science and ICT and the Ministry of the Interior and Safety reported on Wednesday the public launch of a “Research Project for [...]