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.
Drug repurposing represents our only hope for the treatment of COVID-19 in the short term. But quick and rigorous trials need to be run to provide evidence these drugs work.
Nigeria's reliance on drug importation is worrisome as COVID-19 pandemic rages.
Tax rates may be the same for big and small companies, but five charts show how things work out differently in practice.
Drug shortages occur regularly in the US, even in the best of times. The pharmaceutical supply chain embodies 'just in time' shipping and has little built-in redundancy.
Pharmacies are essential services and will remain open, but some people will still have problems accessing medicines. Here's what you can do.
There are plenty of ways to keep your mind and body active and healthy during the outbreak.
Inspired by amber and hard candy, researchers figured out a new, needle-free, shelf-stable way to preserve vaccines, making them easier to ship and administer around the world.
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While US residents may feel safe from the effects of the coronavirus, the aftershocks could be damaging in unexpected ways. The disruption to China's supply chain could cause drug shortages.
Sedatives contributed to a pharmaceutical revolution in South Africa in the divided 1950s, especially among white users.