Medical Regulatory Issues

Russia to deliver COVID-19 drug to South Africa, Latam countries: wealth fund

Russia to deliver COVID-19 drug to South Africa, Latam countries: wealth fund

Published 03/08/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has signed deals to supply South Africa and seven Latin American countries with an anti-viral drug Russian authorities have approved to [more…]

Russia may start Phase III trial of COVID-19 vaccine in mid-August: RIA

Russia may start Phase III trial of COVID-19 vaccine in mid-August: RIA

Published 13/07/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian institute developing one of the country’s potential coronavirus vaccines hopes to start its final stage testing in a small section [more…]

Merck says it has agreed to supply potential COVID-19 drug Rebif to EU countries

Merck says it has agreed to supply potential COVID-19 drug Rebif to EU countries

Published 08/07/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugmaker Merck said on Wednesday it had agreed to supply its potential COVID-19 drug Rebif to European Union countries should orders [more…]

U.S. FDA clears new version of Abbott’s low-cost glucose monitor

U.S. FDA clears new version of Abbott’s low-cost glucose monitor

Published 15/06/2020

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday cleared a new version of Abbott Laboratories’ continuous glucose monitoring device, helping the company build [more…]

Explainer: What are antibody therapies and who is developing them for COVID-19?

Explainer: What are antibody therapies and who is developing them for COVID-19?

Published 09/06/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - While some potential vaccines have emerged in the global race to find a way to stop the spread of COVID-19, many [more…]

Convalescent plasma not helpful in China study- hydroxychloroquine doesn’t prevent infection

Convalescent plasma not helpful in China study- hydroxychloroquine doesn’t prevent infection

Published 03/06/2020

(Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and [more…]

Novartis wins conditional EU approval for gene therapy Zolgensma

Novartis wins conditional EU approval for gene therapy Zolgensma

Published 19/05/2020

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis won European approval for its gene therapy Zolgensma for the hereditary disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the Swiss drugmaker said on [more…]

Abbott coronavirus test is accurate- infected mother’s breast milk may protect infants

Abbott coronavirus test is accurate- infected mother’s breast milk may protect infants

Published 08/05/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and [more…]

Swiss government expands powers to force firms to make supplies to fight COVID-19

Swiss government expands powers to force firms to make supplies to fight COVID-19

Published 03/04/2020

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government on Friday boosted its powers to order companies to raise production of critical medical supplies like drugs and protective [more…]

Chinese scientists seeking potential COVID-19 treatment find ‘effective’ antibodies

Chinese scientists seeking potential COVID-19 treatment find ‘effective’ antibodies

Published 01/04/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - A team of Chinese scientists has isolated several antibodies that it says are “extremely effective” at blocking the ability of the new [more…]