DOH: PH clinical trial for Japan’s antiviral drug Avigan to run for 9 months

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 08/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Clinical trials in the country for Japan’s antiviral drug Avigan will run for nine months to determine whether it can be used as a COVID-19 treatment. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire on Wednesday said…

Coronavirus: ‘Pharmacy of the world’ India in overdrive

The Straits Times / Asia News Network 06/07/2020

NEW DELHI — India’s ability to deliver cost-effective and quality generic drugs, such as those that helped millions living with HIV, earned it the reputation of being the “pharmacy of the world”. This attribute has come into…

WHO suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment


BRUSSELS — The World Health Organization, or WHO, said on Monday that it has temporarily suspended the trial of hydroxychloroquine as a drug to be used in treatment of COVID-19 after an article in medical journal The…

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