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Police Arrest 18, Including TV Celebrity, on Charges of Trafficking, Using Illegal Drugs

Police Arrest 18, Including TV Celebrity, on Charges of Trafficking, Using Illegal Drugs

CHUNCHEON, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Police in the eastern city of Chuncheon said Tuesday they arrested 14 people on charges of smuggling and distributing illegal drugs, and another four people, including TV celebrity Amy, who allegedly used narcotics from them, officials said Tuesday. The Gangwon Police Agency recently busted a drug trafficking operation that [...]

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 [...]