Three new candidate drugs are being tested in the latest phase of global Solidarity clinical trials to find effective treatments against COVID-19, the World Health Organisation...
13 Dec 2020
In the midst of desperate international efforts to find a permanent solution to the debilitating Coronavirus pandemic, Nigeria and Nigerians have a cause to massage their ego as contributing somewhat to the search.
26 Nov 2020
The Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas (NAPPSA) has charged the Federal Government to prioritise indigenous production of vaccines for COVID-19 and other diseases.
20 Nov 2020
The anti-viral drug remdesivir should not be used to treat Covid-19 patients no matter how severe their illness as it has "no important effect" on survival chances, the World Health Organization said Friday.
16 Oct 2020
The antiviral drug Remdesivir, considered one of the most promising Covid-19 treatments, turns out to do little to prevent deaths from the disease, according to a WHO-backed study.
9 Sep 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is on course, and vaccines are at various levels of clinical trials and dogged by an egoistic struggle about which country is first to roll out a vaccine.
3 Jul 2020
The first drug to treat severe cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the EU on Friday was given the green light, with the European Commission approving Remdesivir.
1 Jul 2020
Britain and Germany said Wednesday they had sufficient stocks of remdesivir, the first drug to be shown to be relatively effective in treating COVID-19
4 Jun 2020
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7 May 2020
Japan plans to authorise Thursday the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat coronavirus patients, the government said, with an eye to approving another medication Avigan this month.
5 May 2020
Nigeria health minister Osagie Ehanire on Tuesday said Nigeria has started using remdesivir, an anti-retroviral drug, in managing COVID-19 patients. “We have been using that (remdesivir); we have tried that in Lagos too,” Ehanire said while addressing members of the House of Representatives. “So, we have tried the antiretroviral drug to see what effect it…
5 May 2020
The doctor who treated the first COVID-19 patient in the United States said Monday he fears a second outbreak of the disease when lockdown measures are lifted.