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Taiwan steps up supply of oral COVID drugs to Indigenous areas, outlying islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents of Indigenous areas and the country’s outlying islands will soon find it easier to obtain oral anti-COVID medicine, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CE...

Taiwan lists smokers as beneficiaries of oral COVID drug Paxlovid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The oral drug Paxlovid could benefit smokers who are at greater risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms, Taiwan’s health authorities said Saturday (April 23). ...

Taiwan imports 180,000 courses of oral COVID drug Paxlovid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first 180,000 courses of the oral COVID-19 drug Paxlovid out of 700,000 ordered from Pfizer have arrived in Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Fri...

Taiwan-developed herbal COVID drug works for kids too

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan-developed herbal medicine for COVID-19 can be used to treat both adults and children, with reports of patients’ symptoms successfully relieved, the National...

Taiwan orders 700,000 courses of Pfizer COVID drug Paxlovid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has signed a contract with Pfizer to purchase 700,000 courses of its COVID treatment Paxlovid as the country experiences a spike in Omicron cases. The Central Ep...

US pulls GSK's COVID drug as omicron sibling dominates cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — GlaxoSmithKline’s IV drug for COVID-19 should no longer be used because it is likely ineffective against the omicron subvariant that now accounts for most U.S. cases, federal health ...

EU regulator advises AstraZeneca's COVID drug be cleared

LONDON (AP) — The European Union's drug regulator said Thursday it was recommending that an antibody medication developed by AstraZeneca be authorized to help some vulnerable people avoid getting sick...

1st batch out of 10,000 Merck COVID pills arrive in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch out of 10,000 doses of Merck's COVID medication Molnupiravir arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Monday morning (Jan. 24), marking the f...

Canada approves Pfizer COVID drug

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s health regulator has approved a pill by Pfizer that treats the effects of COVID-19. Health Canada authorized Paxlovid for adult patients with mild or moderat...

Taiwan company’s share price soars on good news for oral COVID drug

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Golden Biotechnology Corp. shares soared Thursday (Jan. 6) on news that its orally taken COVID drug, Antroquinonol, passed its Phase II clinical trial with promising resul...

Taiwan to get at least 10,000 courses of oral COVID-19 drug by Merck

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has procured at least 10,000 courses of a COVID pill billed as being capable of halving the chances of hospitalization or death. Health Minister Chen Shih-chung ...

Taiwan identifies new Covid drug more effective than remdesivir

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Researchers at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) recently identified four new drug candidates for coronavirus treatment, including one that is 30 times more ...

Lilly stays confident in possible COVID drug after setback

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eli Lilly continues to back a potential COVID-19 treatment despite research showing that it may not work on hospitalized patients. The drugmaker said Tuesday it ...

White House to direct supply of COVID drug amid access fears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to head off another chaotic scramble for scarce supplies, the White House said Friday it will step in to help coordinate distribution of the first drug that appears to help so...