For 5 straight days, the country has clocked record COVID-19 case numbers as the country’s leaders face backlash for allowing large religious festivals and election rallies to proceed this year,

Despite a sea of COVID-19 studies, just 2 drugs—remdesivir and the steroid dexamethasone—have been shown to be effective treatments against COVID-19. To expand the options, the US NIH is launching Accelerating Covid-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines—a coordinated “…

Demand for propofol—the ubiquitous intravenous anesthetic—has skyrocketed since the drug became key to ventilating ICU patients with COVID-19.   But hospitals have seen stressful shortages. Why?   An investigation tracking propofol’s notoriously opaque journey from…

COVID-19 patients given remdesivir recovered faster than those taking a placebo, according to preliminary results from a clinical trial released by the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases yesterday.

In the massive push to get a COVID-19 vaccine to market, drugmakers are looking to do within a year what often takes a decade or more, Bloomberg reports.   70+ coronavirus vaccine candidates are in the works worldwide—3 of them have reached the human trial stage.  

Without an approved COVID-19 treatment, physicians are prescribing malaria drugs whose effectiveness hasn’t been proven—drawing condemnations from health experts.  2 former US FDA leaders have objected to the Trump administration’s emergency use authorization of…

COVID-19’s lethal invasion in late 2019 has turned the world inside out. Yet, another disease, tuberculosis, has been plaguing humans since the Upper Paleolithic era, some 20,000 years ago. In fact, many infection-prevention precautions promoted for the coronavirus—coughing…

For $115.5 billion, preventable maternal deaths could be ended by 2030, according to a UN report presented yesterday at the International Conference on Population and Development, Thomson Reuters Foundation reports. And for $264 billion, countries could end maternal deaths…

Horseshoe crabs’ prized blue blood is ubiquitous in medical safety tests that detect contamination in IV drugs and medical implants. Their copper-rich blood clots around potentially dangerous molecules in bacteria, which scientists leveraged to save patients from toxic…

Prison and police services in Basra, Iraq are stretched to the brink as scores of dealers and users are put behind bars, most of them unemployed and under 25. Crystal meth is the dominant drug. The city’s massive oil wealth stands in stark contrast to its poor living…