In a coordinated swoop in cities across Poland, over 500 officers stormed the Cocomo chain of clubs seizing documents, phones and computers. They also confiscated items worth 1.2 million PLN in the form of cash, cars luxury watches and jewellery.
A new Covid vaccine and Molnupravir, an oral medicine for treating the disease, could be available in Poland in December, a senior medical official said on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday that Poland has already placed orders for Covid-19 drugs that are not yet in circulation and are still awaiting European Medicines Agency (EMA) approval.
Police officers in Gdansk can now drive around in a BMW once owned by drug dealers thanks to the provisions of a new Covid law, national prosecutors said.
A special task force set up to investigate the gang said they may have smuggled as much as 1.2 tonnes of marijuana worth almost PLN 24 million (EUR 5.3 million) from Spain into Poland as well as Italy, Belgium, Germany and the UK.
The boxes of bananas and the cocaine, which was packed in small green packages, were sent to Carrefour outlets in Warsaw from the firm’s main supply warehouse in Rawa Mazowiecka.
US pharmaceutical company Acadia has purchased the exclusive rights to the development of a new neuropsychiatric drug from the Polish company Adamed in a deal worth above PLN 470 million (EUR 102 million).
Poland's first Virtual Research Institute (WIB) will work on the development of new drugs, mainly those to fight cancer, Deputy PM and Development, Labour and Technology Minister Jaroslaw Gowin said at an event which launched the institute on Friday.
The son of a Polish pharmacist Leo Sternbach changed the pharmaceutical world.
The drug, made by fractionating the plasma of people who were recovering from Covid-19 or who had it asymptomatically, contains anti-SARS-CoV-2 immunoglobulins that can fight and neutralise the deadly virus.