As Japan’s Syphilis Cases Surge, So Do Calls For More Therapeutics
Stelues The Latest Addition
As Japan faces skyrocketing syphilis cases, hopes have been high among domestic physicians for a single-dose therapeutic in the form of benzylpenicillin injection. But the country has approved the drug only recently and in answer to a push from doctors on the front line.
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