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World 14 Aug 2020 | 3:15 AM

WHO-sponsored plan for new COVID-19 tools has shown results: Tedros

GENEVA, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday said that the WHO-sponsored plan for new COVID-19 tools has shown results.

Corporate News 03 Aug 2020 | 6:02 PM

Rival drugmakers launch joint trial of medicines for Covid-19

RIVAL drugmakers AbbVie Inc, Amgen Inc and Takeda Pharmaceuticals Inc on Monday said they have begun treating patients in a trial to quickly show whether a drug from each company can be repurposed and used against COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

World 22 Jul 2020 | 8:08 AM

Japan approves dexamethasone as coronavirus treatment

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's health ministry has approved dexamethasone, a cheap and widely used steroid, as a second treatment of COVID-19 after a trial in Britain showed the drug reduced death rates in hospitalised patients.