Editorial: Community drug rehab

SOME of our cities in Cebu are graduating by the hundreds drug dependents under their community-based drug rehabilitation program (CBDRP). By graduates, we mean individuals who have weaned themselves off illegal drugs for at least six months, while being placed under sporadic surprise drug tests within the required period. These individuals were either in the […]

De Lima to seek reelection 

OPPOSITION Senator Leila M. De Lima on Wednesday confirmed that she would seek reelection in next year’s polls, saying that what she called the political persecution she experienced under President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration only strengthened her resolve to fight for her advocacies.   In a letter addressed to Mr. Duterte ahead of his sixth and final State of the […]

Two Products of Zhaoke Ophthalmology (6622.HK) Passed The On-Site Inspection for Drug Registration of The National Medical Products Administration and The GMP Compliance Inspection of The Guangdong Medical Products Administration

HONG KONG, May 24, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Zhaoke Ophthalmology Limited (“Zhaoke Ophthalmology” or the “Company”; stock code: 6622), an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of therapies that address significant unmet medical needs, announced that on 13 May 2021, two pharmaceutical products of the Company, namely Bimatoprost […]

ARTA issues show-cause order to FDA drug center over inaction on drug applications

THE Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) issued a show-cause order to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) drug testing center for alleged inaction on more than 600 drug applications. In a statement Tuesday, ARTA confirmed that Investigation Enforcement and Litigation Director Jedrek C. Ng sent the order to the FDA’s Center for Drug Regulation and Research […]

FDA OK´s ivermectin use vs worm

The local Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of ivermectin by humans against a certain type of parasitic worm. The certificate pf product registration paves the way for the drug to be sold commercially, FDA Director-General Rolando Enrique G. Domingo told an online news briefing on Wednesday. Lloyd Laboratories applied for the […]

Editorial: Tanke, Talisay

“Tiangge” or wet market, that was how anyone who had been to the coastal barangay of Tanke, Talisay would describe the bravado with which illegal drugs were sold in that corner of the city before 2016. The village seemed like a parallel universe with residents, local officials and the police reduced to inferior terms in […]

Hua Medicine Announces Acceptance of a New Drug Application for Dorzagliatin in China – First Glucokinase Activator (GKA) Globally

SHANGHAI, CHINA, Apr 23, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Hua Medicine (the “Company”, Stock Code: 2552.HK), today announced that the New Drug Application (NDA) for dorzagliatin for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) was accepted by the China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA). Dorzagliatin is the first glucokinase activator (GKA) to submit […]

19 drug peddlers, users arrested in Mambaling

NINETEEN drug pushers and users were arrested by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Central Visayas (PDEA 7) during their implementation of search warrants in four suspected drug dens situated in Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Operatives of PDEA 7 led by their director, Levi Ortiz, were implementing four search warrants […]

Hitachi and Axcelead have agreed to start joint development of solutions contributing on more efficient creation of next-generation biopharmaceuticals

TOKYO, Apr 7, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) and Axcelead, Inc. today announced that they have agreed on a comprehensive collaborative partnership to develop solutions contributing on more efficient creation of next-generation biopharmaceuticals with digital technology and drug discovery platform. Hitachi has also made investment to Drug Discovery Gateway Fund […]

Pharma industry pushes back on drug price control board

DRUGMAKERS said further price controls on their products will hinder the industry in recovering from the economic downturn triggered by the pandemic. Responding Wednesday to a legislative proposal to establish a price board for drugs, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines (PHAP) Trustee Jannette Alcantara Jakosalem said price controls will be an added burden […]