AJ Impact

EU calls for global alliance to buy COVID-19 vaccines upfront

The US has so far made clear it is prioritising its citizens for COVID-19 vaccines.

EU calls for global alliance to buy COVID-19 vaccines upfront

AJ Impact

Steroid drug: A 'breakthrough' in the fight against coronavirus?

UK has approved the drug use in the state-run health service and stockpiled 200,000 courses of the treatment.

 Steroid drug: A 'breakthrough' in the fight against coronavirus?

United States

Connecting clues, doctors treat COVID-linked illness in children

Otherwise healthy young patients are falling seriously ill with largely unknown PMIS, which seems to follow COVID-19.

Connecting clues, doctors treat COVID-linked illness in children

AJ Impact

FDA rep misled senators on China's role as vital US drug supplier

The issue is key because some US lawmakers question China's role as the global supplier of crucial drug ingredients.

FDA rep misled senators on China's role as vital US drug supplier

AJ Impact

Getting hitched? AstraZeneca explores merger with Gilead: Sources

Firm at forefront of experimental coronavirus vaccines has made overtures to maker of only US-approved treatment.

Getting hitched? AstraZeneca explores merger with Gilead: Sources

AJ Impact

Vaccine race: Trump admin picks 5 drug giants as finalists - NYT

Firms selected to produce coronavirus vaccine will get government help, including access to more funds, NYT reports.

Vaccine race: Trump admin picks 5 drug giants as finalists - NYT

AJ Impact

Remdesivir shows modest improvement in moderate COVID-19 patients

The coronavirus medicine is the first drug to show improvement in COVID-19 patients in formal clinical trials.

Remdesivir shows modest improvement in moderate COVID-19 patients

AJ Impact

GSK aims for 1 billion doses of booster for coronavirus vaccine

The adjuvant could be a critical ingredient in at least seven experimental vaccines against the new coronavirus.

GSK aims for 1 billion doses of booster for coronavirus vaccine

Reporter's Notebook

I took chloroquine. This is what it did to me

Chloroquine, a similar drug to hydroxychloroquine, has some uncomfortable side effects, as one reporter found out.

I took chloroquine. This is what it did to me

Coronavirus pandemic

Hydroxychloroquine tied to increased risk of death: Study

Coronavirus patients taking the anti-malarial drug, touted and taken by Trump, had higher risk of death, new study says.

Hydroxychloroquine tied to increased risk of death: Study

AJ Impact

Cancer patients battle sky-high drug costs amid pandemic

An Ohio programme lets patients donate unused medication to those in need.

Cancer patients battle sky-high drug costs amid pandemic

Doctor's Note

Doctor's Note: Hydroxychloroquine - will it cure you or kill you?

Doctors warn against serious, sometimes fatal, side-effects from general use of the drug being promoted by Donald Trump.

Doctor's Note: Hydroxychloroquine - will it cure you or kill you?

AJ Impact

Coronavirus drug race: EU may fast-track sale of remdesivir

Demand for Gilead's remdesivir has been growing given the lack of approved treatments or vaccines for COVID-19.

Coronavirus drug race: EU may fast-track sale of remdesivir

AJ Impact

Coronavirus drug: Gilead to end remdesivir trials

According to the US National Institutes of Health, studies showed remdesivir cut hospital stays by 31 percent.

Coronavirus drug: Gilead to end remdesivir trials

AJ Impact

Regeneron coronavirus drug may be ready by late 2020

The pharmaceutical company says it will start human trials of the antibody cocktail in June.

Regeneron coronavirus drug may be ready by late 2020