The path to using old drugs for COVID is full of potholes. So why are we using the same old flawed methods when we actually know what works?
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Chemicals in drugs can be excreted unchanged, infiltrating waterways via sewage and effluent.
The pharmaceutical industry overall has been deeply opposed to waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents, but a historian of the industry explains that drug companies once opposed patents altogether.
COVID-19 has exacerbated a backlog of domestic and foreign drug manufacturing inspections that the FDA is still too short-staffed to adequately deal with.
The Nigerian government must shore up efforts to stop the pollution of aquatic environments.
COVID has now claimed over 200,000 lives on the subcontinent, and the knock-on effects are likely to be substantial.
The FDA recalled commonly used heartburn and ulcer medication ranitidine in April 2020. But new research suggests less reason for alarm.
COVID-19 has resulted in higher than normal levels of medicine shortages. Here’s what to do if your local pharmacy is out of stock.
The world leader in generic medicines is facing stiff competition.
Details are sketchy. But it looks like people would still need to go through the legal system to get compensation. There are better ways.
Medical innovation is often accelerated in a time of crisis.
Health Canada devotes far more resources to getting new drugs onto the market compared to making sure that drugs already being sold are safe.
Word that the U.S. has bought up the entire supply of the COVID-19 drug remdesivir is another reminder that in a pandemic, treatments and vaccines need to be accessible to everyone, globally.
As the United States risks prompting a bidding war for coronavirus drugs, can the world show solidarity over equitable access to medicines? And is remdesivir any use against COVID-19 anyway?
Preliminary results indicate dexamethasone could help treat severely ill patients in hospital with COVID-19. But it’s early days yet.
It usually takes 10 years for a new vaccine to complete clinical trials, but we’ve been promised a COVID-19 vaccine in 12 to 18 months. Even if such fast-tracked development is possible, is it wise?
Early clinical trials into ginseng, rhubarb and rice paved the way for testing coronavirus treatments today.
The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare Europe’s vulnerability to drug-supply disruption. Still, it remains by far the world leader in pharmaceutical products.
A lot depends on China and India sharing the products of their pharmacuetical manufacturing with the rest of the world.