‘Vaccine nationalism’: a new dynamic in the race to quash coronavirus

27 May 2020 - International pursuit for a shot is shifting into a contest of which world power can immunise its ...

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Painkiller packs cut down to size as opioid crackdown intensifies

27 May 2020 - The drugs have become household names in Australia: oxycodone, codeine, morphine and tramadol. ...

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COVID-19: UK authorises anti-viral drug remdesivir

26 May 2020 - A drug treatment called remdesivir that appears to shorten recovery time for people with coronavirus is ...

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Record flu vaccines in 2020 to protect Australians

27 May 2020 - An additional two million flu vaccines will available from this week bringing the total number available in ...

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Contraceptive pill rationed amid countrywide shortage

24 May 2020 - Hansi Bennett knows what it's like to feel constant pain. ...

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CEO tapped by Trump to make generic drugs during pandemic has a dicey track record

19 May 2020 - As the chief executive of Phlow, the new company awarded $354 million by the federal government ...

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UK bulk buys hydroxychloroquine as potential COVID-19 treatment

20 May 2020 - Hydroxychloroquine is being bought in bulk by the UK in case it does turn out to ...

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Teva Canada secures salbutamol inhalers from its global supply chain to mitigate shortage in Canadian market

19 May 2020 - Teva Canada to be first company to import emergency supply of salbutamol inhalers - providing access to ...

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Gilead ups its donation of the COVID-19 drug remdesivir for U.S. hospitals

18 May 2020 - Gilead Sciences, the drug company behind the experimental COVID-19 therapy remdesivir, has upped the number of ...

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Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV): an unprecedented partnership for unprecedented times

18 May 2020 - It has been more than a century since the world has encountered a pandemic like coronavirus disease ...

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The coronavirus exposed the US' reliance on India for generic drugs. But that supply chain is ultimately controlled by China

17 May 2020 - Sarah Thebarge, a 41-year-old physician assistant living in San Francisco, takes a pill every day to ...

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Emergency use authorisation of remdesivir: the need for a transparent distribution process

14 May 2020 - On 4 February 2020, the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) determined ...

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Coronavirus vaccine could be ready in a year: EU medicine agency

14 May 2020 - A vaccine to counter the new coronavirus could be approved in about a year in an ...

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Serious shortages substitution notice

14 May 2020 - Where a serious shortages substitution notice has been issued by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and supported ...

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OIA response: effect of COVID-19 on medicine supply

14 May 2020 - PHARMAC responds to OIA request by releasing a raft of documents. ...

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