Food and Drug Administration

Politics • American • US
Approval of malaria drugs as Covid-19 treatment revoked in the US

The Unites States Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) has announced that they will revoke the emergency authorization for the usage of two malaria drugs as treatment for Covid-19. In the statement the F.D.A. states that the drugs are "unlikely to produce an antiviral effect".

Science • Medicine
Johnson & Johnson aiming to produce 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines in 2021

Johnson & Johnson, multinational medical and pharmaceutical corporation, said in a statement on Sunday that they "aim to deliver 1 billion (Covid-19) vaccines next year". According to Paul Stoffels, chief scientific officer, the company is starting clinical trials in September and is planning to upscale their manufacturing to be able to start producing the vaccine late this year. Stoffel added “We will have some vaccine available this year, but it will depend on the authorities – the FDA and others – to decide whether it can be used earlier, before efficacy data are available".