Public health


Volunteers to be enlisted next month for human trial of Covid-19 vaccine

Thailand will sign up volunteers in August-September to test the Covid-19 vaccine and conduct the first trial on a human in October, said Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Minister Suvit Maesincee.Suvit said he was informed by Chulalongkorn University’s Chula Vaccine Research Centre and the ...

The Nation Reporter

mRNA vaccine against Covid-19 shows initial success on monkeys

Thailand seems to be moving closer to finding a Covid-19 vaccine after the first trial on monkeys proved to be successful, leaving them strong and immune to the virus. Scientists were scheduled to launch a second round of testing the mRNA vaccine on the animals ...

The Nation Reporter

GPO ready for industrial vaccine production

The Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) has announced progress in the development of three Thai Covid-19 vaccines, with results expected by the end of 2020 and a plant in Saraburi standing ready to begin manufacturing the successful candidate.GPO director general Dr Witoon Danwiboon on Monday (June ...

The Nation Reporter

Human trials of vaccine in Thailand in 4 months

Human trials of a Covid-19 vaccine in Thailand are expected to begin within the next four months, according to the Department of Disease Control (DDC). The announcement follows an initial agreement by the Ministry of Public Health to cooperate with Chinese pharmaceutical companies in the ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

New rule allows the growth of cannabis plants

The Cabinet has agreed to the removal of cannabis from the narcotic list under an approved ministerial regulation of the Public Health Ministry, said Traisulee Traisaranakul, Deputy Government Spokesperson, on Tuesday (January 28).The regulation states that researches would be conducted on the effects of cannabis ...

The Nation Reporter

MOPH announces successful medical cannabis outcomes

The Ministry of Public Health has released initial findings on medical cannabis administration to patients, and related clinical research, which show positive effects among young patients with epilepsy, and patients with end-stage cancer.The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health has revealed initial outcomes ...

Tanakorn Sangiam

Kratom leaves dropped from narcotics list

Justic Minister Somsak Thepsuthin and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today (December 27) to remove Kratom leaves from Thailand’s list of narcotics.It aimed to study the impact of using marijuana and kratom leaves for other purposes, instead of ...

The Nation Reporter

How Far Will Thailand’s Cannabis Green Gold Rush Go

Despite its stigma in much of Southeast Asia, a new law in Thailand allowing for the research and development of medical cannabis. Blazing a path for the crop’s production and opening new economic opportunities.Thailand made headlines all over the world last December when it became ...

Civil society to submit Cannabis Act to parliament

A network of civil society academics will submit the Medicinal Plants, Cannabis and Mitra-gyna Speciosa Act to Parliament in order to allow patients, traditional Thai medical practitioners and folk medicine practitioners to utilize marijuana for its medicinal properties. Although its legalized adoption is a government ...

Marijuana body touts legalisation dividends

A legal cannabis industry would usher in several economic benefits, including job creation, a tax boost, investment and R&D in medicines and sciences, according to Colorado-based Marijuana Industry Group (MIG).Keep reading ...

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