EU Drug Regulator Backs Emergency Use Of Merck’s Covid Antiviral Pill

EU Drug Regulator Backs Emergency Use Of Merck’s Covid Antiviral Pill

Topline The European Medicines Agency, the European Union’s drug regulator, has signed off on emergency use of Merck’s Covid antiviral pill for adults who have tested positive as it prepares to make a decision on full approval by the end of the year, it said Friday. Medicine pill seen with Merck’s logo. NurPhoto via Getty … Read more

AstraZeneca COVID-19 antibody drug offers 83% protection over six months

AstraZeneca COVID-19 antibody drug offers 83% protection over six months

The logo for AstraZeneca is seen outside its North America headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., March 22, 2021. REUTERS/Rachel WisniewskiAZD7442 offers 83% protection over 6 months vs 77% over 3 monthsDrug cut risk of severe COVID by 88% if given in first 3 daysOffers options for those who do not respond to vaccinesNov 18 (Reuters) … Read more

UK launches trial of drug to tackle fatigue in long Covid patients | Long Covid

The first trial of a drug to target the fatigue and muscle weakness experienced by more than half of people with long Covid has been launched in the UK. It is also the first drug trial in long Covid patients who were not hospitalised during their initial infection.The drug, called AXA1125, targets cellular power plants … Read more

Ronapreve COVID-19 drug purchased by Australia for use in hospitals

Ronapreve COVID-19 drug purchased by Australia for use in hospitals

Australia has purchased 15,000 doses of a breakthrough new COVID-19 treatment.Early results indicate Ronapreve has a 70 per cent reduction in the likelihood of hospitalisation or loss of life for people who contract the virus.It will be available this month to patients in hospital, where it will be given as an intravenous treatment.In announcing the … Read more

Pfizer begins study for COVID-19 antiviral drug

Pfizer begins study for COVID-19 antiviral drug

Pfizer logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration photo taken March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationSept 27 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) said on Monday it has started a mid-to-late-stage study testing its investigational oral antiviral drug, to be co-administered with HIV drug ritonavir, for the prevention of COVID-19 infection.Reporting … Read more

Poisonings rise as Americans treat Covid with anti-parasitic drug

Poisonings rise as Americans treat Covid with anti-parasitic drug

Newsletter: The Road to RecoveryExpert coverage of how business and the economy are recovering, post-pandemic. Delivered 3 times a week. The number of Americans suffering serious adverse health effects after consuming ivermectin to treat Covid-19 has more than doubled since the anti-parasitic drug was falsely touted as a cure for the virus.The US Food and … Read more

WHO backs Regeneron COVID-19 drug cocktail as UN body calls for equal access

WHO backs Regeneron COVID-19 drug cocktail as UN body calls for equal access

A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseSept 24 (Reuters) – A World Health Organization (WHO) panel on Friday recommended the use of Regeneron (REGN.O) and Roche’s (ROG.S) COVID-19 … Read more