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 ...

Jul 7, 2016

Flu drug Avigan tested against fatal tick-borne disease

Japanese researchers have recently begun a clinical study of the flu drug Avigan to see if it can cure a tick-transmitted infectious disease that has a relatively high fatality rate and no effective treatment. Avigan, developed by a unit of Tokyo-based Fujifilm Holdings Corp., ...

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 ...

First drug made with 3-D printer, for epilepsy, gets FDA nod

Aug 5, 2015

First drug made with 3-D printer, for epilepsy, gets FDA nod

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it has approved the first drug made with a 3-D printer — pills for treating epilepsy. The Ohio-based company Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said its system can produce doses of up to 1,000 mg per tablet. It said ...

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 ...

May 23, 2014

Aska admits to using illegal stimulants

Singer-songwriter Aska, half of the well-known musical duo Chage and Aska, has admitted using illegal stimulants, investigative sources said Friday, almost a week after he was arrested on suspicion of possessing the drugs. Aska, 56, could receive a fresh arrest warrant over the drugs ...