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Exclusive: Sanofi stops enrolling COVID-19 patients in hydroxychloroquine trials

05/29/20 2:58 PM

Sanofi has temporarily stopped recruiting new COVID-19 patients for two clinical trials on hydroxychloroquine and will no longer supply the anti-malaria drug to treat COVID-19 until concerns about safety are cleared up, it said on Friday.

France's coronavirus new deaths and cases slow down

05/29/20 2:43 PM

France's coronavirus deaths rose by less than 100 for the ninth day running on Friday and new confirmed cases slowed again as the country gears up for easing lockdown.

WHO, 37 countries launch alliance to share tools to battle COVID-19

05/29/20 2:31 PM

Thirty-seven countries and the World Health Organization (WHO) appealed on Friday for common ownership of vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools to tackle the global coronavirus pandemic, taking aim at patent laws they fear could become a barrier to sharing crucial supplies.

Missouri's only abortion clinic wins licensing battle against state health department

05/29/20 2:18 PM

Missouri's only abortion clinic on Friday won its case against the state's health department to remain open, as an independent arbiter found the agency was unjustified in denying the clinic's application to renew its license.

In Canada's COVID-19 capital, bone-weary nurses plead for summer break

05/29/20 1:57 PM

Quebec nurses and orderlies are pleading for time off this summer, ahead of a possible second wave of coronavirus infections in the fall, as Canada's hardest-hit province from the virus wrestles with a staffing crunch in its health sector.

Imported novel coronavirus cases return to Spain despite border closure

05/29/20 1:40 PM

At least 25 imported cases of the coronavirus have been detected in Spain over the past month, health authorities said on Friday, despite a strict ban on foreign tourism imposed since mid-March.

South African tobacco firms, associations seek court action over cigarette sales ban

05/29/20 1:05 PM

A raft of South African tobacco companies, activists and associations are seeking legal action over the ban on cigarette sales during the country's coronavirus lockdown.

South Africa conducts tests to curb African swine fever outbreak

05/29/20 1:04 PM

South Africa is conducting extensive testing and investigations to curb the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) after it was detected in the country's Eastern Cape province, the third known outbreak this year, government said on Friday.

European, South Korean authorities vie for COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir

05/29/20 12:53 PM

European and South Korean authorities are vying for Gilead Sciences' potential COVID-19 treatment, remdesivir, even though the drugmaker has yet to gain regulatory approval in either market and is still ramping up production of the anti-viral drug.

Coronavirus carers left 'in limbo' as Italian region vetoes budget rise

05/29/20 12:39 PM

Authorities in Lombardy, the northern Italian region at the centre of one of Europe's worst coronavirus outbreaks, have rebuffed requests to top up health service budgets to cover huge increases in services from homecare operators.

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