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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 ...

Eswatini king recovers from COVID-19 with drug sent by Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The king of Eswatini said Friday (Feb. 19) that he has recovered from COVID-19 after taking an antiviral drug sent by the Taiwan government. During an address to parlia...

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...

Seeds from Taiwan plant species launched to space station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cargo capsule carrying seeds from four plant species provided by Taiwan is on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) after launching from the U.S. state of Flo...

The Latest: Australian state worried about mall outbreak

MELBOURNE, Australia — The COVID-19 figures in Australia’s Victoria state continue to show improvement but officials are concerned about an outbreak at the country’s largest shopping center. ...

EU regulator starts safety review of coronavirus drug

LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency says it has started a safety review after some patients taking the coronavirus drug remdesivir reported serious kidney problems. In a stat...

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...

NanoViricides Announces Addition to Russell Microcap(R) Index

SHELTON, US - ACCESSWIRE - June 30, 2020 - NanoViricides, Inc. (NYSE American: NNVC) (the "Company") a leader in the development of highly effective antiviral therapies based on a novel nanomedicines ...

Gilead prices coronavirus drug at $2,340 for rich countries

The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in the ...

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...

A coronavirus drug seems to work. What's next?

News that an experimental drug seems to be the first effective treatment for the new coronavirus has unleashed a flurry of interest from doctors and patients — and questions about how soon it might be...

1st results in on Gilead coronavirus drug; more study needed

More than half of a group of severely ill coronavirus patients improved after receiving an experimental antiviral drug, although there’s no way to know the odds of that happening without the drug beca...

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___ Stocks have first back-to-back gains since sell-off began NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks scored their first back-to-back gains since a brutal sell-off began five weeks ...

Drugmaker backpedals on specialty status for COVID-19 drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing public criticism, the maker of a promising coronavirus drug said Wednesday it will waive a special regulatory designation that could have allowed it to block competition and b...