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 ...

New COO pledges to take Takeda to the top

Apr 2, 2014

New COO pledges to take Takeda to the top

Christophe Weber, the new chief operating officer of Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., said Wednesday he aims to make the company the world’s leading drugmaker by drawing on his more than two decades of business experience at GlaxoSmithKline. He said his ambition for Takeda is “being ...

Feb 27, 2014

Stroke prevention drug found to slow mild dementia

Researchers have found that a drug used in the prevention of strokes, cilostazol, is effective in slowing the progression of mild dementia, according to a study published Thursday in the U.S. online science journal Plos One. The team including Masafumi Ihara, chief physician at ...

Feb 25, 2014

Potential cure for multiple sclerosis to be tested

The National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry has developed a drug that it says might provide a cure to multiple sclerosis. The center announced Monday that it will start a three-month clinical trial from March on nine patients. If the drug’s efficacy is confirmed, ...

Novartis drug data meddling clouds Japan's clinical studies

Oct 3, 2013

Novartis drug data meddling clouds Japan's clinical studies

A health ministry panel is questioning Novartis Pharma K.K.’s use of clinical research data in promoting the sale of Diovan, its drug to lower blood pressure, saying it “could constitute misleading advertisement” after revelations that some of the data were manipulated. The Japanese unit ...