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Fake hepatitis C drugs found in Nara drugstore chain

Jan 18, 2017

Fake hepatitis C drugs found in Nara drugstore chain

Counterfeits of the hepatitis C drug Harvoni have been found at a drugstore chain in Nara Prefecture, the health ministry said Tuesday. Harvoni is sold by a Japanese unit of U.S. pharmaceutical firm Gilead Sciences Inc. The ingredients of the counterfeits are now under ...

Oh deer: Monkey caught in flagrante delict-doe

Jan 11, 2017

Oh deer: Monkey caught in flagrante delict-doe

Scientists on Tuesday revealed the “highly unusual” behavior of a male monkey filmed trying to have sex with female deer in Japan — a rare case of inter-species nookie. Sex between animals from different species is uncommon, but exceptional cases are known to occur, ...

Jan 8, 2017

Unipac develops air-conditioner filter to counter hay fever

A Japanese company has developed air-conditioner filters for trapping and holding allergens that cause hay fever. Unipac, based in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, will start selling the filters to schools and large commercial facilities in February, ahead of the hay fever season. They can be ...