Tag Archives: Medicine

A trial is under way of the first new antibody medicine developed to treat covid-19 – MIT Technology Review

The news: Patients have started to receive the first antibody drug developed specifically to treat covid-19. It’s being tested in 32 patients at various doses in hospitals in the US. If it’s shown to be safe, the drug, referred to as LY-CoV555, will be studied in non-hospitalized coronavirus patients later this summer. The big idea:… Read More »

Hospital chairman of medicine sees encouraging signs on coronavirus vaccine – Fox News

There are encouraging developments toward a vaccine for the new coronavirus being available in the United States by early next winter, New York Medical College Professor Dr. Bob Lahita said Monday. Appearing on Fox News’ special coverage with host Trace Gallagher, Lahita – who is also the chairman of medicine at St. Joseph University Hospital – said that while this… Read More »

Fake drugs: How bad is Africa’s counterfeit medicine problem? – BBC News

The proliferation of fake medicines in Africa is a public health crisis that can no longer be ignored, according to a UK charity. There’s a meeting of seven African countries, in Togo, this week, to combat the problem. Congo, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Uganda, Ghana and The Gambia will discuss measures to clamp down on trafficking… Read More »