International regulators provide guiding principles for COVID-19 clinical trials

1 July 2020 - EMA has endorsed a joint statement on prioritisation of COVID-19 clinical trials published by the International ...

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Medicines Australia welcomes support for national harmonisation of clinical trials

30 June 2020 - Medicines Australia welcomes the announcement from the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, during ...

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Global regulators discuss data requirements for phase 3 trials of COVID-19 vaccines

24 June 2020 - Under the umbrella of the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities, international regulators discussed COVID-19 vaccine ...

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Clinical trial costs to develop a new drug may actually be rather modest — or so one study suggests

18 June 2020 - For years, the pharmaceutical industry has maintained that the costs to develop medicines accounts for rising ...

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First drug proves able to improve survival from COVID-19, trial shows

17 June 2020 - A low-cost, widely used anti-inflammatory drug has improved survival in patients with COVID-19, scientists say, the ...

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The Lancet, New England Journal retract COVID-19 studies, including one that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs

4 June 2020 - The Lancet, one of the world’s top medical journals, on Thursday retracted an influential study that ...

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EMA weighs COVID-19 data transparency, not ready to resume full clinical data publication

1 June 2020 - In a response to officials at Germany’s IQWiG and the Cochrane Collaboration, EMA Executive Director Guido ...

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COVID-19: researchers halt patient recruitment for hydroxychloroquine trial

28 May 2020 - Australian researchers have suspended patient recruitment in a major clinical trial of the controversial anti-malaria drug ...

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EMA calls for high-quality observational research in context of COVID-19

26 May 2020 - For observational studies of real world data in COVID-19, EMA calls for transparency for protocols and results, ...

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Australians stick with malaria drug hydroxychoroquine trial

26 May 2020 - Australian researchers are pressing ahead with administering the controversial antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine in at least one ...

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WHO pauses trial of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns

26 May 2020 - The World Health Organisation has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to ...

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International coordination needed to encourage conduct of large, decision-relevant COVID-19 clinical trials

15 May 2020 - Regulators are highlighting the need for a comprehensive international coordination mechanism to allow the conduct of ...

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Pfizer and Biontech dose first participants in the U.S. as part of global COVID-19 MRNA vaccine development program

5 May 2020 - Pfizer and BioNTech ramping up manufacturing capabilities to further increase production capacity in 2020/2021. ...

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Bill Gates donates $10 million to Australian trial of immune-boosting vaccine

5 May 2020 - Bill Gates has donated $10 million to an Australian trial of a vaccine that researchers hope ...

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Randomised clinical trials and COVID-19: managing expectations

4 May 2020 - Despite the millions of cases and hundreds of thousands of deaths that have occurred in this devastating ...

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