Emergency medical technicians aid a COVID-19 patient at his home in Louisville, Kentucky. Like much of the U.S., Louisville is experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 patients requiring emergency transport to medical facilities.
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Medications to treat COVID-19 are in no way a substitute for the vaccine. But under the right circumstances, some show great promise for helping patients.
A lack of medicines manufacturing capability in Australia puts us at significant risk.
This treatment would work by targeting the SARS-CoV-2 virus itself and stopping it in its tracks. The evidence we have so far is promising, but it’s still very early days.
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The UK government has created an antivirus taskforce to develop new drugs against coronavirus.
New treatments target different stages of COVID-19, including before patients become sick enough to need a hospital.
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A year after it became clear that COVID-19 was becoming a pandemic, there is still no cure, but doctors have several innovative treatments. Some are keeping patients out of the hospital entirely.
The average price for an orphan drug is more than $150,000 per year.
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‘Orphan drugs’ with high price points are being tested as treatments for COVID-19. There’s a better way to spur low-cost innovation for new drugs.
The number one scientific breakthrough for 2020: multiple vaccines to prevent COVID-19.
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The development of multiple vaccines against the virus that causes COVID-19 has been hailed as the breakthrough of 2020. But there were many more supporting discoveries that made this possible.
Y-shaped proteins called antibodies are vital for attacking and destroying the virus.
Monoclonal antibodies are synthetic molecules manufactured in the lab. But do we need them if a vaccine is on its way?
The discovery of effective drugs and experience treating COVID-19 gives patients a much better chance at recovery today than early on in the pandemic.
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Death rates for hospitalized COVID-19 patients fell from 25.6% in March to 7.6% in August, according to a new study on three hospitals in New York. A study in the UK found similar results.
There’s still a lot of uncertainty, but the picture is gradually getting clearer – here’s what we know so far.
The long-awaited study of the coronavirus drug, remdesivir, has just been published.
Both President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19.
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The president and first lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for the coronavirus. Here’s what the physicians and scientists know about the best treatments for the disease it causes.
Black markets thrive online and flourish during pandemics and other crises.
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The global pandemic has fueled illicit online sales of COVID-19 commodities, some of which are dangerous or illegal. Researchers are assessing the size and reach of this underground market.
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Most people diagnosed with COVID-19 can manage their illness at home. But some patients deteriorate after about 5 days. Fortunately, Australian doctors have up-to-the-minute treatment guidelines.
Indian health workers doing health checks in Mumbai, June 17, 2020.
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The high cost of pharmaceuticals often means only the richest patients get lifesaving medicines. As coronavirus drugs emerge, it will require hard, creative work to ensure they’re available to all.
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The US has bought up most of the world’s supply of remdesivir. This type of treatment nationalism is nothing new, though.
Are we really all in this together? ‘Vaccine nationalism’ must be addressed to ensure equitable distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.
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?
Treatment nationalism is a threat to us all.
We are slowly figuring out which drugs and therapies are effective against the new coronavirus.
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During the last six months, news reports have mentioned dozens of drugs that may be effective against the new coronavirus. Here we lay out the evidence and reveal which ones are proven to work. Or not.