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    Japan to approve anti-viral drug for COVID-19 treatment

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 05:45pm on May 07, 2020

    Japan plans to authorise Thursday the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat coronavirus patients, the government said, with an eye to approving another medication Avigan this...

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    UN warns of risks for trafficking victims

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 11:43pm on May 06, 2020

    The UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime on Wednesday warned of increased risks to human trafficking victims due to the coronavirus crisis with people more...

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    US approves coronavirus drug, states loosen lockdowns

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 09:22am on May 02, 2020

    More US states eased pandemic lockdown measures on Friday even as coronavirus deaths rose, while American authorities greenlighted an experimental drug for emergency use on...

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    Hopes rise in virus battle as US scientists hail drug trial

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 09:28am on April 30, 2020

    US scientists on Wednesday hailed a potential breakthrough in the coronavirus fight as a trial showed patients responding to an antiviral drug, fuelling global hopes...

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    Government has no plan to allow rapid kits: DGDA

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 10:31pm on April 27, 2020

    The government does not have any plan to allow rapid kits to test COVID-19 patients though 24 private companies applied for permission for the imported...

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    Government must consider minimising COVID-19 economic cost

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 23, 2020

    THE grave socio-economic consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak may not be avoided unless the government takes immediate regulatory steps to control kitchen and drug markets....

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    Woman drug dealer gets life imprisonment in Rajshahi

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Rajshahi | Updated at 12:21am on March 21, 2020

    A trial court in Rajshahi convicted a woman and sentenced her to life imprisonment on charges of possessing 50 grams of heroin in the district...

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    Grieving children’s choir breaking Philippine drug war cycle

    Agence France-Presse. Manila | Updated at 10:57pm on March 09, 2020

    The dozen children stared shyly at the audience but grew bolder when they began to sing, pouring their grief into music for the fathers they...

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    Amin Huda dies in custody

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:47am on March 07, 2020

    Amin Huda, who was sentenced to 79 years imprisonment in two drug cases, died at the prison cell of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University in...

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    Supply side of drug substances ignored

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 02, 2020

    THE faulty and singularly punitive approach to narcotics control has left some critical issues unaddressed and proved the current efforts ineffective in containing drug abuse...