/ Nov 28, 2016

Aska arrested for alleged stimulant use during parole

Pop singer-songwriter Aska was arrested Monday for allegedly using illegal stimulants, which would violate the parole terms of his suspended 2014 prison sentence. The 58-year-old Aska, whose real name is Shigeaki Miyazaki, had posted a number of comments on his blog on Monday afternoon ...

Nov 10, 2015

12-year-old Kyoto boy admits smoking marijuana

A 12-year-old boy in the city of Kyoto has admitted to smoking marijuana, it was learned Tuesday. Investigators in the Kyoto Prefectural Police said it is extremely rare for an elementary school student to be questioned in connection with a possible violation of the ...

U.S., Liberia kick off trial of Ebola drug ZMapp

/ Mar 2, 2015

U.S., Liberia kick off trial of Ebola drug ZMapp

U.S. and Liberian researchers have started a clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc.’s Ebola drug ZMapp, an experimental treatment that has already been tried in a handful of Ebola patients, including two U.S. missionaries. The trial, a joint ...

/ Jul 27, 2014

15 die after taking Mitsubishi Tanabe Hepatitis C Drug

Fifteen people have died, and more than 2,500 suffered severe side effects, after taking Teravic — a hepatitis C drug produced by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp., it was learned Saturday. Most of the dead had been suffering from cirrhosis of the liver, informed sources ...