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Teicoplanin is an FDA-approved glycopeptide antibiotic, which is regularly used for treating Gram-positive bacterial infections with low toxicity profile in humans.
About 700 million vaccine doses should be available by April. The vaccine candidates that are furthest along in development will need a two-dose regimen, CDC chief Redfield said.
FDA says it will need more robust data about how well a Covid vaccine works before granting an emergency waiver, building on guidelines that say it should be at least 50% effective.
9 Covid vaccine developers signed a pledge saying they won't submit their inoculations for Food & Drug Administration approval until they show safety & efficacy in late-stage trial.
US approves emergency use of convalescent plasma to treat Covid-19, but studies conducted so far don't hold enough evidence to prove it works effectively and without risk.
The move will make it easier to receive the treatment, which Trump has promoted even though studies to prove its benefits haven’t been completed.
While several clinical trials are underway across the world to test the efficacy of convalescent plasma therapy, the results from these studies are limited.
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.