Remdesivir not recommended for hospitalized coronavirus patients, WHO says

Gilead’s drug remdesivir is not recommended for patients hospitalised with COVID-19, regardless of how ill they are, as there is no evidence it improves survival or reduces the need for ventilation, a … Read More

Remdesivir doesn’t help COVID-19 patients recover, WHO study says

GENEVA — A large study led by the World Health Organization suggests that the antiviral drug remdesivir did not help hospitalized COVID-19 patients, in contrast to an earlier study that … Read More

Eli Lilly to resume some coronavirus antibody-drug trials after safety concerns

Eli Lilly & Co on Wednesday said that other trials of its experimental COVID-19 antibody-drug will continue apace after it paused one ongoing trial of the drug, citing safety concerns. … Read More

Developing coronavirus treatments ‘extremely important,’ experts say

As Canadians and the rest of the world await a vaccine for the novel coronavirus with bated breath, experts say it is imperative that other treatments for the respiratory illness … Read More

1st coronavirus reinfection case reported by researchers in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong man who recovered from COVID-19 was infected again four-and-a-half months later in the first documented instance of human re-infection, researchers at the University of Hong Kong said … Read More

Companies testing next best thing to a coronavirus vaccine: an antibody drug

With a coronavirus vaccine still months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: drugs that deliver antibodies to fight the virus right away, without … Read More

Researchers hope manufactured antibodies could help treat COVID-19

As the world awaits a COVID-19 vaccine, the next big advance in battling the pandemic could come from a class of biotech therapies widely used against cancer and other disorders … Read More

Health Canada authorizes remdesivir to treat severe COVID-19

Health Canada has authorized the use of the drug remdesivir to treat patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms. The agency announced the decision in a press release Tuesday morning, saying this … Read More

U.S. buys up worldwide stock of remdesivir, drug seen as potential COVID-19 treatment

The United States has secured nearly the entire worldwide supply of remdesivir, a drug that’s proven effective for severely ill patients of the novel coronavirus — leaving hardly any for … Read More

Coronavirus: Big study finds Trump-backed malaria drugs not helpful treatment

Malaria drugs pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump as treatments for the coronavirus did not help and were tied to a greater risk of death and heart rhythm problems in … Read More

World needs a plan ensure a COVID-19 vaccine can reach everyone: experts

Leading philanthropists and immunization experts say the world lacks the ability to properly manufacture, finance and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, even if one were found by the end of the … Read More

Coronavirus: Health Canada issues warning on hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine use

Canadian health officials working to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus are warning against the use of two drugs touted some as a possible treatment for COVID-19. Health Canada … Read More

Race for coronavirus vaccine draws billions of dollars worldwide, with focus on speed

In the race to develop a vaccine to end the COVID-19 pandemic, governments, charities and Big Pharma firms are sinking billions of dollars into bets with extraordinarily low odds of … Read More

Coronavirus: Drug trial sees ‘encouraging’ results but researchers say more study needed

More than half of a group of severely ill coronavirus patients improved after receiving an experimental antiviral drug, although there’s no way to know the odds of that happening without … Read More

Dyson to produce 15,000 ventilators to help with coronavirus fight

Dyson has stepped up to create thousands of ventilators amid the coronavirus pandemic, after designing a new product in 10 days. The company, which typically produces household products such as … Read More

Ontario could see medical shortages even if COVID-19 infection rate drops: study

A study by Toronto epidemiologists suggests that Canada’s largest province could run out of intensive care beds and ventilators by late April, even assuming a sharp drop in the current … Read More

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