Tuesday, March 15, 2011

#Japan #Earthquake: Private Businesses to the Rescue

Private businesses are trying to fill the void left by the Kan administration.

According to Asahi Shinbun (in Japanese, link added; 3/15/2011), two pharmaceutical companies are donating prescription drugs that counter the effect of radiation in human body:

Nihon Medi-physics, a drug importer based in Tokyo, will make the drug available for free in Fukushima that they will import from Germany. The drug will counter the effect of Cesium in the body.

Nichi Iko Pharmaceutical, [a generic drug maker] based in Toyama Prefecture (Japan Sea side) already shipped the drug to block the absorption of radioactive iodine in the body [I asume they are talking about potassium iodide] to Fukushima Prefecture on March 12; it will be administered to 250,000 people there.


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