Australian government was warned last year of potential shortage of COVID and arthritis drug Tocilizumab

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The Australian government was warned more than a year ago of a potential shortage of a drug used to treat COVID-19 sufferers, but did nothing to procure stockpiles of the medication.Key points:Arthritis patients are struggling to access Tocilizumab, marketed as Actemra, because it is being used to treat COVIDThe Department of Health says it is … Read more

Emergent to make Providence Therapeutics potential COVID-19 vaccine

Emergent to make Providence Therapeutics potential COVID-19 vaccine

A woman holds a test tube in front of displayed Emergent logo in this illustration taken, May 21, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationSept 14 (Reuters) – Emergent BioSolutions Inc (EBS.N) signed a five-year agreement with Canadian biotechnology company Providence Therapeutics to develop and manufacture its COVID-19 vaccine candidate for about $90 million.Emergent will produce drug substances for … Read more

Everest to bring Canadian biotech’s potential COVID shots to China, other markets

Everest to bring Canadian biotech's potential COVID shots to China, other markets

A medical worker prepares to administer a dose of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine to a man at a vaccination site, during a government-organized visit, in Beijing, China January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia RawlinsBEIJING, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Shanghai-based Everest Medicines (1952.HK) said it signed a licence agreement with Providence Therapeutics to make and sell … Read more