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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 [...]

Antibiotics Use down in S. Korea, Highest among OECD Members

Antibiotics Use down in S. Korea, Highest among OECD Members

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s consumption of antibiotics has been greatly reduced, a government report showed Thursday, but the country remains the top user among Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member countries.  According to the report by the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, the prescription rate of antibiotics for [...]

Hundreds Arrested in Narcotics Crackdown, Including Teenagers

Hundreds Arrested in Narcotics Crackdown, Including Teenagers

UIJEONGBU, South Korea, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – A total of 132 South Koreans were arrested in a three-month narcotics crackdown spearheaded by the Gyeonggi Bukbu Provincial Police Agency, with 46 individuals indicted and the reported seizure of 39.3 grams of methamphetamine, enough to dose 800 people simultaneously.  According to the agency, 116 (87.8 percent) [...]

Major Pharmaceuticals to Expand R&D Spending in 2017

Major Pharmaceuticals to Expand R&D Spending in 2017

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Major South Korean pharmaceutical companies are poised to expand their spending on research and development (R&D) this year despite weak earnings, industry sources said Tuesday.  The four drug companies — Hanmi Pharmaceutical Co., Green Cross Corp., Daewoong Pharma and Chong Kun Dang Pharmaceutical Corp. — whose annual R&D spending [...]