Sunday, October 25, 2020

UK moves closer to ‘human challenge’ trials of potential Covid-19 vaccines

“Human challenge” trials of potential COVID-19 vaccines, where volunteers are deliberately infected with the disease, could become a reality after a British biotech firm...

Oxford scientists develop five-minute virus test

Scientists from the University of Oxford have developed a rapid Covid-19 test able to identify the coronavirus in less than five minutes, researchers said...

‘Long Covid may affect multiple parts of body, mind’

Ongoing illness after infection with Covid-19, sometimes called 'long Covoid', may not be one syndrome but possibly up to four causing a rollercoaster of...

London university trial to look at whether Vitamin D can protect against Covid

Queen Mary University of London has launched a study to see if vitamin D can offer any protection against Covid-19. The 'Coronavit' trial funded by...

We are defending Covid-19 vaccine work: MI5 chief

British spies are trying to defend Covid-19 vaccine work against hostile powers that seek to either steal or sabotage research data in the race...

Supermarket medicine substitutions could cause serious risk to patients, warns RPS

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has expressed concern that substitutions of medicines as part of supermarket home delivery practices are putting customers at risk. In...

MHRA issues advice for safe use of anticoagulants during Covid-19 pandemic

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued an advice for the safe use of anticoagulants during the current Covid-19 pandemic. The advice...

PM imposes tiered system of restrictions on parts of England; minister says may need...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed a tiered system of further restrictions on parts of England on Monday, including shutting pubs, to curb an acceleration...

Study to test if BCG vaccine protects against Covid

The widely used BCG tuberculosis vaccine will be tested on frontline care workers in the UK for its effectiveness against Covid-19, researchers running the...

Pharmacists, GSK CEO, pharmacy professor among recipients of 2020 Queen’s Birthday honours

Pharmacists working in the community and hospital settings, chief executive officer of a pharmaceutical giant and a pharmacy academic are among the recipients of...