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Junshi Biosciences and Coherus Receive Complete Response Letter from U.S. FDA for Toripalimab BLA

– The CRL requests a quality process change Junshi Biosciences and Coherus believe is readily addressable – – BLA resubmission anticipated by mid-summer 2022 with expected six month FDA review timeline – – Onsite inspections in China, impeded to date by COVID-19-related travel restrictions, are required for FDA’s completion of BLA review – – Toripalimab will be the first and […]

PH logs daily average of 200 Covid-19 cases from April 25-May 1

The country’s daily average Covid-19 cases went down to 200 from April 25 to May 1 or 5 percent lower than the new infections prior to the week in review, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday. In its latest case bulletin, the DOH said there are 1,399 new cases of the coronavirus in the recent week. For the same period, there were no cases added to the tally of severe and critical infections, which stood at 723. Only 16.1 percent or 456 out of the 2,830 intensive care unit (ICU) beds in the country are used while 16.3 percent

Party-list group assures driver insurance, fuel subsidy

A drivers’ party-list group has vowed to push for the continuation of insurance and fuel subsidy to drivers if reelected into Congress in the May 9 elections. In a press briefing Sunday evening, Dumper PTDA (Drivers United for Mass Progress and Equal Rights – Philippines Taxi Drivers Association) Rep. Claudine Diana Bautista-Lim said they are proposing the institutionalization of insurance and subsidies for the transport sector. Lim said the proposed measure is part of the Magna Carta for Public Transportation Drivers Bill, which her party will advocate for the next term. “We already filed it for 2019 or 2020 but

PNP-IMEG nabs ‘gunrunner’ cop in Bacolod City

A police was arrested Sunday for allegedly selling an undocumented firearm in Bacolod City. In a statement Monday, Brig. Gen. Oliver Enmodias, chief of the Philippine National Police-Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (PNP-IMEG), identified the suspect as Staff Sgt. Gerwin Catolico who is assigned at the Bacolod City Police Office. Catolico was arrested in an entrapment at Barangay Estefania around 10:40 a.m. for violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act and the Omnibus Election Code. Citing Enmodias’ report, PNP chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos said the suspect was arrested after handing over one .45 caliber

More cops up for deployment to secure Samar polls

The Philippine National Police (PNP) regional office will send on Wednesday additional 100 policemen to help ensure peace and order in Samar, comprising the fourth batch of cops deployed in the province for election duties. PNP Eastern Visayas Regional Director Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said the deployment is crucial as they step up their efforts on securing the vote counting machines, precincts, and election-related activities. “We want to ensure that no untoward incidents or election-related incidents happen in Eastern Visayas, particularly in Samar. We have a task ahead to keep the peace before, during, and after the elections and we

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