New incentives needed to develop antibiotics to fight superbugs

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New incentives needed to develop antibiotics to fight superbugs

Drugmakers are renewing efforts to develop medicines to fight emerging antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but creating new classes of drugs on the scale needed is unlikely to happen without new financial incentives to make the effort worth the investment, companies and industry experts said.

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Action month of drug prevention, control launched

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Action month of drug prevention, control launched

VGP – The PM has asked ministries, agencies, and the People’s Committees of cities and provinces to launch the action month of drug prevention and control from June 1-30, 2016.

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Thai woman, 3 Vietnamese sentenced to death for drug trafficking

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Thai woman, 3 Vietnamese sentenced to death for drug trafficking

A court in Hanoi sentenced three Vietnamese and a Thai woman to death on Monday for drug trafficking.

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Challenges facing the global fight against drugs

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Challenges facing the global fight against drugs

The 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem, which ended on April 21, was held for the first time in 2 decades.

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Common medicines tied to changes in the brain

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Common medicines tied to changes in the brain

Commonly used drugs for problems like colds, allergies, depression, high blood pressure and heart disease have long been linked to cognitive impairment and dementia. Now researchers have some fresh evidence that may help explain the connection.

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New front opens in war on superbugs: experts

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New front opens in war on superbugs: experts

A newly-discovered antibiotic-resistant gene is threatening to open a new front in the war against superbugs by rendering a last-resort drug impotent, experts warn.

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A smart patch for diabetes

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 month(s) ago

South Korean scientists have developed a smart patch that can monitor a diabetic's blood sugar levels through their sweat and deliver drugs when needed.

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Vietnamese drug mule escapes death sentence in Malaysia

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

A Vietnamese woman on Monday had her death sentence commuted to 20 years in prison in Malaysia for drug charges, after proving that she was used only as a mule.

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Police detects farm in Binh Duong for injecting drug into pigs

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Police detects farm in Binh Duong for injecting drug into pigs

Police officers and vets in the southern province of Binh Duong have discovered a pig farm in Ben Cat Town which injected water and tranquilizer into hundred animals to make them heavier before sending them to slaughterhouse.

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HCMC authority subsidize 551 drug items

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SaiGon GP English 4 month(s) ago

After five years of implementing the medicine subsidization program, around 551 drug times have been subsidized.

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Ministry to reduce use of antibiotics

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Ministry to reduce use of antibiotics

The health ministry has instructed hospitals nationwide to use antibiotics with more restraint in a bid to prevent growing resistance to the drugs.

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Locally-made drugs not meet demand

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SaiGon GP English 4 month(s) ago

Locally-made medicines just meet 48 percent of demand, said experts at meeting themed “Raising patient’s health: Importance of medicine’s quality” held by European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam on March 16 in Hanoi.

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9 charged in counterfeit cancer drug smuggling case

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

9 charged in counterfeit cancer drug smuggling case

The country's highest prosecutor’s office has ratified charges against nine people, most of them executives in a private drug company based in Ho Chi Minh City, for allegedly smuggling in fake cancer drugs worth over US$251,000.

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Five attendants test positive for drugs as Ho Chi Minh City restaurant raided

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Five attendants test positive for drugs as Ho Chi Minh City restaurant raided

A restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City was found illegally functioning as a karaoke parlor, and five of its female attendants tested positive for drugs in a late night police raid on Friday.

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Concerns grow over drug use in public spaces

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 month(s) ago

Concerns grow over drug use in public spaces

Many intravenous drug users in Ho Chi Minh City are now shooting drugs publicly on downtown sidewalks, sometimes even in front of schools, Thanh Nien reporters have found.

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