US sees steady resurgence as FDA puts nail in coffin of hydroxychloroquine debate

US sees steady resurgence as FDA puts nail in coffin of hydroxychloroquine debate

The coronavirus extended its grip across the world on Monday, hitting Brazil particularly hard as both the U.S. and China grappled with a surge of new cases that called into question the recent wave of gradually easing restrictions. Separately, the Food and Drug Administration appeared to end a polarizing debate over hydroxychloroquine by yanking its […]
FDA approves emergency use of malaria pill for COVID-19 treatment

FDA approves emergency use of malaria pill for COVID-19 treatment

The Food and Drug Administration approved the anecdotally promising malaria drug for emergency use to treat hospitalized patients for COVID-19. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has accepted 30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine sulfate donated...
FDA greenlights first COVID-19 point-of-care test

FDA greenlights first COVID-19 point-of-care test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new portable, fast swab test for the coronavirus Friday which can provide results in less than 15 minutes. The IDNOW test from Abbott (ABT) is the first portable test to be approved, and allows for the existing testing...