Medications

US panel backs first-of-a-kind COVID-19 pill from Merck

A panel of U.S. health advisers on Tuesday narrowly backed a closely watched COVID-19 pill from Merck, setting the stage for a likely authorization of the first drug that Americans could take at home to treat the coronavirus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK encourages booster jabs, resists new virus restrictions

Under pressure from rising infections and worried health experts, the British government on Wednesday urged millions of people to get booster vaccine shots but resisted calls to reimpose coronavirus restrictions such as mandatory ...

Medications

Nine things you need to know about the new COVID-19 pill

Over the past year, discussions—sometimes heated ones—about ending the COVID-19 pandemic have largely focused on the availability, effectiveness, and safety of vaccines. But in early October, Merck reported on a promising ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The best medicine for COVID-19 is prevention

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care professionals have worked hard to develop treatments for patients, and they have learned to manage the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.

Medications

'An amazing ride': study offers dengue treatment hope

Dengue affects tens of millions each year, producing brutal symptoms that have earned it the moniker "breakbone fever," but new research may have found the first-ever treatment for the virus.

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