WHO announces 3 new drugs for COVID-19 clinical trials
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...
Lessons of global scientific feats for Nigeria
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.
WHO advises against remdesivir for coronavirus treatment
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.
Remdesivir has 'little or no effect' on COVID-19 mortality: WHO study
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.
Remdesivir first COVID-19 drug to receive EU’s green light
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.
British and German remdesivir stocks 'sufficient' as US buys up supply
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
Japan set to approve remdesivir for coronavirus treatment
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.
Nigeria using remdesivir to manage COVID-19 patients, says health minister
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…