Merck ties up with Thermo Fisher to make its COVID-19 pill in Canada

Merck ties up with Thermo Fisher to make its COVID-19 pill in Canada

Signage is seen at the Merck & Co. headquarters in Kenilworth, New Jersey, U.S., November 13, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew KellyDec 6 (Reuters) – Drugmaker Merck & Co (MRK.N) on Monday announced a deal with medical device maker Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO.N) to manufacture its experimental COVID-19 pill at a site in Ontario.Thermo Fisher’s manufacturing site in … Read more

Pfizer COVID pill benefited from research on SARS : Shots

Pfizer COVID pill benefited from research on SARS : Shots

Scientists at Pfizer’s research and development laboratories in Groton, Conn., worked on the COVID-19 pill called Paxlovid. Stew Milne/AP hide caption toggle caption Stew Milne/AP Scientists at Pfizer’s research and development laboratories in Groton, Conn., worked on the COVID-19 pill called Paxlovid. Stew Milne/AP Two new drugs are awaiting authorization from the Food and Drug … Read more

Merck’s COVID-19 pill shows significantly lower efficacy in updated data

Merck's COVID-19 pill shows significantly lower efficacy in updated data

An experimental COVID-19 treatment pill, called molnupiravir and being developed by Merck & Co Inc and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP, is seen in this undated handout photo released by Merck & Co Inc and obtained by Reuters on October 26, 2021. Merck & Co Inc/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterNov 26 … Read more

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

Coronavirus live updates: Pfizer deal would allow experimental covid-19 pill to be manufactured around the world

Coronavirus live updates: Pfizer deal would allow experimental covid-19 pill to be manufactured around the world

“This license is so important because, if authorized or approved, this oral drug is particularly well-suited for low- and middle-income countries and could play a critical role in saving lives, contributing to global efforts to fight the current pandemic,” said Charles Gore, executive director of Medicines Patent Pool, a nonprofit group focused on access to … Read more

Pfizer to allow generic versions of its COVID-19 pill in 95 countries

Pfizer to allow generic versions of its COVID-19 pill in 95 countries

A 3D printed Pfizer logo is placed near medicines from the same manufacturer in this illustration taken September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationNov 16 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) said on Tuesday it will allow generic manufacturers to supply its experimental antiviral COVID-19 pill to 95 low- and middle-income countries through a licensing agreement with international … Read more

S&P 500 hits record on strong jobs report, Pfizer COVID-19 pill cheer

S&P 500 hits record on strong jobs report, Pfizer COVID-19 pill cheer

U.S. job growth regains momentumPfizer jumps after positive COVID-19 antiviral pill dataTravel stocks lead market gainsPfizer news hits competitors, vaccine stocksIndexes: Dow up 0.25%, S&P up 0.12%, Nasdaq down 0.09%Nov 5 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Dow rose modestly to record highs on Friday following a strong U.S. jobs report and positive data for … Read more

Britain approves Merck’s COVID-19 pill in world first

Britain approves Merck's COVID-19 pill in world first

UK approval for molnupiravir comes ahead of U.S. decisionUK and NHS to confirm deployment plans in due courseUK secured just under half a million courses last monthDrug will be given to higher risk patientsApproval comes as UK struggles to tame infectionsNov 4 (Reuters) – Britain on Thursday became the first country in the world to … Read more

Factbox: Countries rush to buy Merck’s experimental COVID-19 pill

Factbox: Countries rush to buy Merck's experimental COVID-19 pill

An experimental COVID-19 treatment pill called molnupiravir being developed by Merck & Co Inc and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP, is seen in this undated handout photo released by Merck & Co Inc and obtained by Reuters May 17, 2021. Merck & Co Inc/Handout via REUTERS Nov 4 (Reuters) – Merck (MRK.N) has signed nine deals to … Read more

EU regulator starts real-time review of Merck’s COVID-19 pill

EU regulator starts real-time review of Merck's COVID-19 pill

The Merck logo is seen at a gate to the Merck & Co campus in Rahway, New Jersey, U.S., July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidOct 25 (Reuters) – U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co Inc (MRK.N) said on Monday the European Union’s drug regulator has initiated a real-time review of its experimental COVID-19 antiviral drug for adults.Under … Read more

Merck says Covid antiviral pill halves risk of hospitalisation and death

Merck says Covid antiviral pill halves risk of hospitalisation and death

Newsletter: The Road to RecoveryExpert coverage of how business and the economy are recovering, post-pandemic. Delivered 3 times a week. Merck said it would ask US regulators to authorise the first antiviral pill to treat Covid-19 after a late-stage clinical trial showed the drug cut the risk of hospitalisation or death in half. If the … Read more