Medical supplies from Canada arrive in India as COVID-19 cases, deaths surge

The Canadian Armed Forces have successfully touched down in Delhi with medical supplies as India struggles to contain a crippling second wave of COVID-19. Nadir Patel, Canada’s high commissioner to India, … Read More

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 would have been worse without recent advances in science

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the respiratory illness COVID-19, has killed approximately 2.2 per cent of those worldwide who are known to have contracted it. But the situation could be a … Read More

Coronavirus therapeutics: A look at COVID-19 treatments in Canada

After weeks of illness and breathing difficulties, when COVID-19 patient Tony Passarelli was put on a ventilator at the Etobicoke General Hospital in Toronto back in March, doctors had painted … Read More

WHO’s take on remdesivir leads to more confusion over coronavirus drugs

Health officials around the world are clashing over the use of certain drugs for COVID-19, leading to different treatment options for patients depending on where they live. On Friday, a … Read More

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

Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis: What we know and don’t know

A White House physician’s comments on Sunday about the health of U.S. President Donald Trump amid his coronavirus diagnosis added a new layer of confusion even as the doctor sought … 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

Experts slam U.S. for hoarding world’s supply of remdesivir — only licensed COVID-19 drug

Health experts on Wednesday slammed the U.S. decision to hog nearly the entire global supply of remdesivir, the only drug licensed so far to treat the novel coronavirus, warning that … 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 drug remdesivir to cost $2,340 per patient in the U.S.

The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government … Read More

Canadian researchers to test if antiviral drug can stop COVID-19 outbreaks at nursing homes

Researchers in Toronto have been given the green light to launch Canada’s first clinical trial into whether the antiviral drug favipiravir can help fight COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care homes … Read More

Remdesivir, hailed as potential COVID-19 treatment, gets emergency U.S. FDA green light

Posted May 1, 2020 4:42 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Remdesivir has received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. … Read More

Remdesivir has emerged as a possible COVID-19 treatment — what happens next?

Initial data about an experimental drug called remdesivir has been touted as showing promise for a potential treatment for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.  Dr. Anthony Fauci, … Read More

FDA expected to quickly approve experimental coronavirus drug Remdesivir: U.S. official

By Staff The Associated Press Posted April 30, 2020 11:24 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The nation’s top infectious diseases … Read More

Experimental drug proven effective against coronavirus, biotech company says

A biotech company said Wednesday its experimental drug has proved effective against the new coronavirus in a major U.S. government study that put it to a strict test. Gilead Sciences’s … 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