Scripps Research has synthesized 3C-Like proteinase (3CLpro; Mpro; nsp5) (SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19 virus) inhibitors reported to be useful for the treatment of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection (COVID-19).
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the incoming chair of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, penned a blistering letter that takes Moderna Inc. CEO Stéphane Bancel to task over the company’s plans to more than quadruple the U.S. list price of its COVID-19 vaccine once the government’s supply is depleted.
The success of the U.K. COVID-19 genomics consortium in large-scale sequencing, tracking variants of concern, establishing rates of transmissibility and informing public health decision-making during the pandemic, is to be extended to the monitoring of other respiratory viruses.
China's National Healthcare Security Administration will not be adding Pfizer Inc.'s COVID-19 treatment Paxlovid to its list of medicines covered by basic medical insurance schemes in the country, due to its high prices.
U.S. FDA warning letters for medical devices are relatively rare these days, and the Oct. 6, 2022, warning to Empowered Diagnostics LLC of Pompano Beach, Fla., suggests that COVID tests are still front and center where FDA enforcement is concerned.
Clinical trials in China are growing up in much the same way the R&D enterprise in China has grown up. They are evolving and becoming more sophisticated, reflecting the maturation of the R&D environment around them.