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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 ...

Peru permits phase II trials of Taiwan-developed COVID-19 drug

Antroquinonol (Hocena), an anti-cancer and anti-hyperlipidemia drug developed by a Taiwanese firm as a potential medicine to treat COVID-19, was approved by Peru's authorities to begin phase II tr...

Despite bleak 2020, celebrities make effort to brighten year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yes, 2020 may seem like a complete fail with all the constant bad news and tragic moments. It’s been filled with gloom and doom, but some celebrities and those inspired by them have...

Biden picks Calif. AG Becerra to lead HHS, pandemic response

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be his health secretary, putting a defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 1 The Wall Street Journal on U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr's comments ...

The Latest: New cases in India below 60,000 for 5th day

NEW DELHI — India has reported below 60,000 new coronavirus cases for a fifth day as the promise of a free COVID-19 vaccine turned into a key state election issue. The Health Ministr...

US FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: the antiviral remdesivir

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given through an IV for patients needing hospitalization. The drug, which Cali...

Election 2020 Today: VP debate night, US cautions voters

Here’s what’s happening Wednesday in Election 2020, 27 days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. ...

Ethicists say Trump special treatment raises fairness issues

The special treatment President Donald Trump received to access an experimental COVID-19 drug raises fairness issues that start with the flawed health care system many Americans endure and end with th...

Taiwan advised to turn to India for COVID-19 drug remdesivir

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been asked to procure the antiviral drug remdesivir from India as the medication’s manufacturer, U.S.-based Gilead Sciences, is finding it hard to meet so...

Trump admin $21M gambit for Pepcid as a COVID remedy fizzles

As the coronavirus began its deadly march through the world, two well-respected American doctors identified a possible but seemingly unlikely remedy: Pepcid, the heartburn medication found on drugstor...

Global vaccine plan may allow rich countries to buy more

LONDON (AP) — Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make that happen may allow rich co...

Taiwan stores remdesivir vials for COVID-19 patients in critical condition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Friday (July 3) the country possesses 333 vials of remdesivir and will save them for emergency coronavirus treatme...

Taiwan scientists find antibody that fights coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A team of scientists at Taiwan's Chang Gung University (CGU) has found a monoclonal antibody (mAb) that can inhibit the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) by over 90 percent...

Taiwanese, Australian scientists join forces to test Ivermectin to fight coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) on Thursday (May 14) announced that academic institutions in Taiwan and Australia will be teaming up to research the...