COVID-19 drug

  • EU reaches deals with Roche, Merck for supply of COVID-19 drugs - source
    BRUSSELS, July 8 (Reuters): The European Commission has reached agreements with pharmaceutical companies Roche and Merck KGaA  to supply experimental drugs that can be used to treat COVID-19 patients, a commission source told Reuters on Wednesday.   The EU executive agreed to the deal to source Roche's RoActemra and Merck's Rebif for supply to any 27 EU members states willing to buy them, the source who is familiar with the issue told Reuters. The pers
  • BioNTech and Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine shows potential in human trial
    FRANKFURT, July 1 (Reuters): A COVID-19 vaccine developed by German biotech firm BioNTech and U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has shown potential and was found to be well tolerated in early-stage human trials, the companies said on Wednesday.   The drug is one of 17 being tested on humans in a frantic global race to find a vaccine the world is counting on to end a pandemic that has infected 10.5 million people and killed more than half a million so far.   Th