The antiviral remdesivir should not be used as a routine treatment for Covid-19 patients in critical care wards, the head of one of the world’s top bodies representing intensive care doctors said, in a blow to the drug developed by U.S. firm Gilead.
The World Health Organization was moving to update guidelines on treating people stricken with COVID-19 to reflect results of a clinical trial that showed a cheap, common steroid can help save critically ill patients.
The COVID-19 global pandemic, overcrowding of hospitals, the highly contagious virus affecting healthcare professionals and unrelated illnesses has led to a more than 1,000 percent increase of telemed application downloads and memberships. Is this a paradigm shift?
Merck & Co. Inc., Pfizer Inc., and Eli Lilly and Company announced medical service volunteer programs to enable employees who are licensed medical professionals to aid in the fight against COVID-19 while maintaining their base pay.