Sanofi and Regeneron’s Dupixent shows more encouraging results

PARIS (Reuters) - Healthcare companies Sanofi and Regeneron announced on Friday more encouraging results for their Dupixent product used to treat severe atopic dermatitis, often commonly known as eczema. The companies said that Dupixent Phase 3 data showed a significant...

Exclusive: Opioid supply crunch for U.S. coronavirus patients prompts appeal to relax limits

(Reuters) - U.S. doctors running out of narcotics needed for COVID-19 patients on ventilators are asking the federal government to raise production limits for drugmakers, according to a letter seen by Reuters, after national quotas had been tightened to address...

U.S. eases blood donation limits for gay men due to shortage

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government Thursday eased restrictions on blood donations from gay men and other key groups because of a drop in the nation's blood supply triggered by the coronavirus outbreak. The Food and Drug Administration's new policy aims...

Fujifilm says new coronavirus test can produce results in two hours

FILE PHOTO: A man is silhouetted in front of Fujifilm Holdings' logo ahead of its news conference in Tokyo, Japan January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonTOKYO (Reuters) - Fujifilm Holdings Corp said it has developed a new test for the novel...

World Bank approves initial $1.9 bln in emergency coronavirus funds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Bank on Thursday said it had approved an initial $1.9 billion in emergency funds for coronavirus response operations in 25 developing countries, with more than half the aid earmarked to help fight the fast-spreading disease...

Do social distancing better, White House doctor tells Americans. Trump objects

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House task force on the coronavirus, had a message for Americans on Thursday: do better at social distancing. President Donald Trump didn’t like the message. FILE PHOTO: White House...

Volunteer disinfectant sprayers help Wuhan prepare for a return to work

Volunteers from the Blue Sky Rescue team disinfect at the Qintai Grand Theatre in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicentre of China's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, April 2, 2020. Picture taken April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Aly SongWUHAN, China (Reuters) - Volunteers in...

Canada coronavirus cases rise above 10,000, death toll jumps 21%

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada faces “a critical week” in fighting the coronavirus, a senior official said on Thursday, as the death toll jumped and the most populous province said residents should brace for a stark scenario. FILE PHOTO: Surete du...

Spain’s coronavirus deaths top 10,000, yet there is ‘glimpse of hope’

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s death toll from the coronavirus rose above 10,000 on Thursday after a record 950 people died overnight, but health officials were encouraged by a slowdown in daily increases in infections and deaths. A member of medical...

World Bank approves initial $1.9 billion in emergency funds for pandemic response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Bank on Thursday said it had approved an initial $1.9 billion in emergency funds for coronavirus response operations in 25 developing countries, with more than half the aid earmarked to help fight the fast-spreading disease...
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