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The new guidance sets out a broad set of potential trial goals, ranging from preventing severe disease to stopping infection outright.
While investors expected the first vaccine to arrive before November, analysts don't see a vaccine being approved before 2021 given FDA's guidelines.
Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine ‘are unlikely to be effective in treating Covid-19’, the US Food and Drug Administration said.
India has said it is monitoring the US FDA updates, which said an extended-release variant of the drug had higher levels of a cancer-causing substance.
The new Covid-19 test kit allows a patient to self-collect a nasal swab and send it to lab. The process will take three to five days.
The move could mark a breakthrough in screening for the coronavirus as health professionals argue that swift screening is essential to temper new outbreaks.
US FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn & CDC Director Robert Redfield's exposure comes days after several aides working in the White House tested positive for the virus.
Swiss company Roche Holding AG said the test runs on a high-volume instrument that can give as many as 300 results in an hour.
Our idea of targeting protein to fight coronavirus worked. We not only found multiple drugs that might fight SARS-CoV-2, we learned how and why.
US FDA has highlighted side-effects of HCQ, especially on the heart, and said its use should be restricted to clinical trials or some hospitalised Covid-19 cases.