U.S. regulators delay decision on Roche SMA drug risdiplam to Aug. 24

ZURICH (Reuters) – U.S. regulators delayed a decision on Roche’s spinal muscular atrophy drug risdiplam, the Swiss drugmaker said on Tuesday, after the company submitted more data in February on the medicine... Read more »

CDC removes unusual guidance to doctors about drug favored by Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed from its website highly unusual guidance informing doctors on how to prescribe hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, drugs recommended by President... Read more »

New York’s Cuomo sees coronavirus plateau approaching even as daily death toll hits high

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state, the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus, is nearing a plateau in number of patients hospitalized, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday, a hopeful sign even... Read more »

Trump slams U.S. watchdog’s report on shortages at coronavirus-hit hospitals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused the U.S. Health Department’s inspector general of having produced a “fake dossier” on American hospitals suffering shortages on the frontlines of the coronavirus... Read more »

New York’s Cuomo sees state nearing coronavirus plateau even as daily death toll hits high

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York is nearing a plateau in the number of coronavirus patients hospitalized, a sign of optimism even though the number of the deaths in the state hit... Read more »

Vice President Pence to brief U.S. lawmakers on coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Vice President Mike Pence addresses the coronavirus task force daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike... Read more »

Dutch new coronavirus cases rise by 777 to 19,580

FILE PHOTO: Dutch health workers leave with a patient at Bernhoven hospital, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Uden, Netherlands, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw AMSTERDAM (Reuters)... Read more »

Walgreens to expand drive-through COVID-19 testing sites

(Reuters) – Walgreens Boots Alliance is working to expand its drive-through testing for COVID-19 to 15 new sites in seven states, the drugstore chain said on Tuesday. (reut.rs/2RiC1NT) The new sites will... Read more »

U.N. agency says coronavirus emergency could trump some patent rights

GENEVA (Reuters) – Discussions are under way on enabling wider access to some patented drugs and medical supplies during the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the U.N.’s intellectual property agency said on... Read more »

China reports no new coronavirus deaths as cases decline

BEIJING (Reuters) – Mainland China reported no coronavirus deaths for the first time since the pandemic began, and a drop in new cases, a day before the central city of Wuhan, where... Read more »