Rehab facility aims to give drug dependents new start 

TO CURB illicit drug use in the Philippines and reintegrate former drug dependents into society, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Department of Health (DoH) inaugurated a five-hectare treatment and rehabilitation facility on June 14 in Barangay Osorio, Trece Martires City, Cavite.   The Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (DATRC) is part of a […]

Fujitsu and RIKEN start joint research on next-generation IT drug discovery technology using the supercomputer Fugaku and simulation integrated AI

TOKYO, May 17, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Fujitsu Limited and RIKEN today launched a joint research project on next-generation IT drug discovery technology utilizing the supercomputer Fugaku(1), aiming to accelerate DX (digital transformation) in drug discovery, explore promising new areas in this process, and dramatically reduce development period and costs for new […]

Eisai Initiates Preparation for New Drug Application, Based on the Results of an Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trial of Ultrahigh-Dose Mecobalamin for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in Japan

TOKYO, May 10, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Eisai Co., Ltd. today announced that it has initiated preparation on a New Drug Application for ultrahigh-dose mecobalamin (development code: E0302) for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in Japan, based on a favorable clinical results of the JETALS (The Japan Early-Stage Trial of Ultrahigh-Dose Methylcobalamin for […]

P5M drugs seized, 70 pushers nabbed in anti-criminality drive

CLOSE to P5 million worth of illegal drugs were confiscated while 73 suspected drug personalities were arrested during a one-day Synchronized Anti-Criminal Law Enforcement Operations (Sacleo) in Cebu Province on Saturday, April 23, 2022.This was the second Sacleo conducted by the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO), aimed to minimize all types of criminality that would […]

19M drugs seized, 163 pushers nabbed in regionwide anti-criminality ops

ANTI-ILLEGAL drug operatives of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO 7) have been able to confiscate more than P19 million worth of illegal drugs and hundreds of unlicensed firearms and arrested hundreds of drug personalities, wanted persons and gamblers during their Synchronized Enhanced Managing of Police Operations (Sempo).The regionwide anti-criminality operations started at […]

‘Child courier’ to serve as link to bigtime illegal drug seller, says RID 7

ANTI-ILLEGAL drug operatives are coordinating with national government agencies on the whereabouts of a nine-year-old child who was reportedly used as a drug courier by arrested drug pusher Mark Secretaria Duaban.Duaban was arrested by operatives of the Regional Intelligence Division in Central Visayas (RID 7) in a buy-bust in Barangay Duljo Fatima in Cebu City […]

Fujitsu and Tokyo Medical and Dental University leverage world’s fastest supercomputer and AI technology for scientific discovery to shed light on drug resistance in cancer treatment

TOKYO, Mar 7, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Fujitsu and the Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) today announced a new technology that uses AI to discover new causal mechanisms of drug resistance in cancer treatments from clinical data. Leveraging the world’s fastest supercomputer “Fugaku,”(1) the new technology enables high-speed calculation of 20,000 […]

Police seize P15M ‘shabu,’ arrest 520 persons

OVER 2,000 grams of a “shabu” amounting to P15 million was confiscated by the police during their Simultaneous Anti-Criminality and Law Enforcement Operations throughout Central Visayas.The police also arrested 520 persons, including drug personalities (178), illegal gun possessors (15), gamblers (295) and wanted persons (32), during the region-wide anti-criminality campaign from Feb. 25 to 26, […]

Lepu Biopharma Co., Ltd. Successfully Listed on the Main Board of HKEX

HONG KONG, Feb 23, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The biopharmaceutical company focusing on oncology therapeutics – Lepu Biopharma Co., Ltd. (“Lepu Biopharma” or the “Company”, stock code: 2157.HK), has successfully listed and commenced dealings on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“Hong Kong Stock Exchange”) today, under […]