Category: COVID Drugs


By Tia Ghose – Assistant Managing Editor  A scary new strain of coronavirus, innocuously named B.1.1.7, has recently exploded across southeast England, prompting the government to tighten lockdowns on the region. Though we don’t know all the details, experts are increasingly confident it is Read more…


COVID-19: 200 Candidates and Counting To navigate through the >200 potential therapeutic and vaccine options for COVID-19, GEN has grouped the candidates into four broad categories based on their developmental and (where applicable) clinical progress: ● FRONT RUNNER – the most promising therapeutics/vaccines based Read more…


Candidate: AZD7442 Category: ANTIBODY Type: Combination therapy for preventing and treating COVID-19, consisting of two monoclonal antibodies derived from convalescent patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection, AZD8895 and AZD1061. Both were discovered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)’s Vanderbilt Vaccine Center. The coronavirus-neutralizing antibodies were Read more…


Drug would offer immediate and long-term protection to patients when it would be too late to offer a vaccine It could be given as an emergency treatment to hospital inpatients, care home residents and university students to help reduce the Read more…


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has resulted in more than 8.7 million laboratory-confirmed cases and 0.46 million deaths globally (1). Few therapies, if any, have been shown to rapidly ameliorate the respiratory symptoms and prevent against the disease progression. An important Read more…


By Angela Betsaida B. Laguipo, BSN Dec 7 2020 A team of researchers in the US have demonstrated that xylitol and grapefruit seed extract (GSE) could potentially prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection. These can be used as a nasal spray to contain the Read more…


ByDavid Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement President Donald Trump’s Dept. of Veterans Affairs is throwing away extra coronavirus vaccine found in vials from Pfizer that are designed to provide five inoculations. Why? “Inventory monitoring.” Just one day after the Read more…


By Jon Cohen, Kai Kupferschmidt The E.U. and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved remdesivir for use against the pandemic coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the United States—the first drug to receive that status. The EU and U.S. decisions pave the way for Read more…


by  Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Developing a flu drug is no mean feat—not only does the virus mutate, but the drug has to be innocuous to the human body. “The chances of survival with influenza are high, so any drug has to have Read more…


EU’s drug regulator issues warning about chloroquine and a related compound, hydroxychloroquine. BY CARLO MARTUSCELLI The two medicines were some of the first drugs put forward as possible treatments for the coronavirus, and were famously promoted by controversial French doctor Didier Raoult and U.S. Read more…