Medical economics

COVID-19: Governments must stop vaccine cost secrecy

Globally affordable COVID-19 vaccines will not be accessible until governments stop allowing vaccine companies to keep their manufacturing costs secret, according to a new paper published by the Journal of the Royal Society ...

Vaccination

Moderna wants to pack 50% more Covid vaccine per vial

US biotech firm Moderna said Friday it was seeking clearance with regulators around the world to put 50 percent more coronavirus vaccine into each of its vials as a way to quickly boost current supply levels.

Vaccination

Merkel, Macron defend EU vaccine strategy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday defended the European Union's joint COVID-19 vaccination rollout despite its troubled start.

Vaccination

Sri Lanka approves vaccine amid warnings of virus spread

Sri Lanka on Friday approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 amid warnings from doctors that front-line health workers should be quickly inoculated to stop the system from collapsing.

Medications

Could we use statins to treat COVID-19?

Nothing in medicine is as exciting as discovering new drugs. However, this process is time consuming, expensive and not always necessary. Sometimes, existing drugs can be used to manage illnesses that are different to those ...

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