Researchers find drug-resistant gene for Gleevec
Researchers at St. Mary’s Hospital have discovered a new gene that causes drug resistance against Novartis’ Gleevec (Ingredient: imatinib), a blood cancer drug, the hospital said Tuesday. From left, Professors Kim Dong-wook, Kim Hong-tae and Lee Joo-yong Gleevec, introduced in Korea in
2,479 Invossa products supplied to general hospitals
Osteoarthritis treatment Invossa-K, recently suspended due to safety risk, was supplied to Severance Hospital the most among the nation’s five largest hospitals, a lawmaker said.A total of 177 Invossa goods were distributed to tertiary general hospitals. Among them, 28 went to Severance Hospital, 16
[News Focus] Is homicide by mentally ill unpreventable?
Doctors demand court-ordered psychiatric admissions; health authorities negative
Before the medical community recovered from the shock that a mentally-ill patient stabbed psychiatrist Lim Se-won at Kangbuk Samsung Hospital to death several months ago, another horrible news hit the nation.On Wednesday last week, schizophrenic Ahn In-deuk set fire to his apartment, randomly killed
How to improve treatment guidelines for dyslipidemia?
Lifestyle correction, early use of strong medications recommended at forum
Dyslipidemia specialists have called for the Korean treatment guidelines on abnormal lipid levels in the blood to put more emphasis on improving lifestyles and using aggressive therapies at an early stage.The Korean Society of Lipid & Atherosclerosis (KSoLA) held “the debate on new lipid guidelines”
Gene therapies’ potentials, challenges explained
Can Korea lead the global market of innovative gene therapies?Healthcare experts discussed the issue sharing various approaches to overcome the limitations of gene therapies, in a forum on the sidelines of BIO KOREA 2019 at COEX, southern Seoul, last Friday. Professor Kim Jeong-hun of th