Ten medicines have been recommended for marketing authorisation and 10 extensions of indication have been suggested by the EMA.
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A clinical trial in the UK has shown that lopinavir-ritonavir is not an effective treatment for patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19.
The Malaysian response to COVID-19: building preparedness for ‘surge capacity’, testing efficiency and containment
A DNDi-commissioned report on the Malaysian reaction to COVID-19 has revealed the strengths and weaknesses of the country’s response.
Dapivirine Vaginal Ring (dapivirine) and Blenrep (belantamab mafodotin) have been recommended for approval by the EMA's CHMP, along with nine other medicines.
Repurposing existing drugs can be attractive as the process is often less risky, more cost effective and can be undertaken in less time. This article discusses the logic behind drug repurposing and the approaches that are currently being explored.
COVID-19 has severely disrupted the lives of many people around the world. In this article, corporate partner Theo Godfrey and competition partner Russell Hoare from the life sciences team at law firm CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP consider some issues related to COVID-19 that have impacted life sciences merger…
Adherence to medicines – ie, maintaining consistency and complying with correct dosage – is vital for treatment success, yet patient non-adherence remains a global concern, risking a multitude of consequences for both the patients and healthcare systems. Dave Elder explores the issue of medicine adherence and expounds on current efforts…
The FDA has approved Tivicay (dolutegravir) and Tivicay PD (dolutegravir) dispersible tablets to treat HIV in children at least four weeks old and weighing at least 3kg.
A Phase II clinical trial has shown that a two-week course of interferon beta-1b plus lopinavir-ritonavir and ribavirin, started within seven days of showing COVID-19 symptoms, is safe and effective.
A Phase IV trial in 86 patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 has indicated that lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) and Arbidol do not improve clinical outcomes.
Despite some positive results from clinical trials for COVID-19 treatments, separate tests of the same therapies have not met primary endpoints.
The first regulatory approval for Cabenuva (cabotegravir and rilpivirine) has been granted by Health Canada, in conjunction with use of Vocabria.
A new single-step technique has been developed which could enable the synthesis of water-soluble fullerene compounds for use in pharma.
Researchers have shown that using mobile vans to deliver and dispense HIV drugs in South Africa and Uganda helps to combat the disease.
Researchers report that a patient who underwent stem-cell transplantation and a chemotherapy drug regimen has been cured of HIV.