COVID

FDA declines to authorize common antidepressant as COVID treatment

Signage is seen outside of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in White Oak, Maryland, US, August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 16 (Reuters) – The US Food and Drug Administration has decided not to authorize the antidepressant fluvoxamine to treat COVID-19, saying that …

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Coronavirus may be linked to cases of severe hepatitis in children

A firefighter from the Marins-Pompiers of Marseille (Marseille Naval Fire Battalion) administers a nasal swab to a child at a testing site for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Marseille, France, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 16 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent …

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Symptoms linger two years for some; Inflammatory protein patterns may provide long COVID clues

A medical worker prepares a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a visit of US Vice President Kamala Harris to a vaccination center in Chinatown, in Chicago, Illinois, US, April 6, 2021. Picture taken April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com …

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Generic drugmakers to sell Pfizer’s Paxlovid for $25 or less in low-income countries

NEW YORK, May 12 (Reuters) – Several generic drugmakers that will produce versions of Pfizer’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 antiviral treatment Paxlovid have agreed to sell the medicine in low- and middle-income countries for $25 a course or less, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) said on Thursday. CHAI said it could not disclose the names of …

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Explainer: Some patients reporting COVID rebounds after taking Pfizer pills

May 11 (Reuters) – More than 2.8 million courses of Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment Paxlovid have been made available at pharmacies around the United States, with the Biden administration working to improve access to the drug. As Paxlovid has become more widely used, some patients have reported symptoms that recurred after COVID-19 …

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GE unit boosts medical dye output as China COVID lockdown cuts supplies

Completed GE digital anesthesia care stations are seen at a GE Healthcare manufacturing facility during the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madison, Wisconsin, US April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Acker Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING/LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) – General Electric’s (GE.N) healthcare unit said on Tuesday it had increased …

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Doctors seeing increase in COVID following Derby; Jefferson County back to ‘medium’ risk

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – More COVID cases in Louisville over the past week are being noticed by health officials due in part to travelers coming into the city. Norton Healthcare doctors said they have seen more people come into the doctor’s office with COVID cases compared to the past week, according to internal medicine physician …

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China medical experts say zero-COVID strategy buys time to vaccinate more people

A delivery worker standing on a scooter looks over barriers in a closed residential area during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, May 10 (Reuters) – China’s tough zero-COVID measures remain essential to defeat the pandemic …

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Cancer diagnosis a year before infection is not linked to worse outcomes; air travel carries COVID risks

Travelers with and without face masks navigate through the domestic terminal of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after Biden’s administration announced that it will no longer enforce a US mask court mandate on public transportation, following a Florida ruling, in Atlanta, Georgia, US April 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alyssa Pointer Register now for FREE unlimited access to …

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‘Like a prison’: Shanghai, Beijing ratchet up COVID curbs

Shanghai tells some to stay home, not receive deliveries Part of push to eliminate infections by late May -sources Chinese capital Beijing imposes tightest curbs so far Lawyers question legality of tough measures as anger grows China export growth weakest in two years SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 9 (Reuters) – China’s two largest cities tightened COVID-19 curbs …

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