Category: drug resistance

  • Poorer nations still lack access to world’s key antibiotics

    Only 54 of 166 assessed treatments have policies aiding use by low-income countries, says non-profit group The world’s biggest drugs makers have pressed on in the fight against superbugs despite the pandemic, but millions of people in poorer countries, where the risk of drug-resistant infections is highest, are still missing out on key antibiotics. A […]

  • Gilead says Veklury should work against COVID-19 variants

    Gilead Sciences says its antiviral Veklury should be effective against the new, more contagious COVID-19 variants discovered in the UK and South Africa. According to the US biopharma company, genetic analyses of publicly available sequences for the new variants of SARS-CoV-2 suggest the mutations in the viral spike protein that have made them more transmissible […]

  • Pfizer/BioNTech say COVID-19 vaccine works against UK variant

    Laboratory studies have confirmed that antibodies stimulated by Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine can neutralise the new, more transmissible variant of SARS-CoV-2 identified in the UK. The results of the study – published online prior to peer review – are among the first data to indicate that any of the approved coronavirus vaccines can effectively […]