Novartis donates anti-coronavirus drug

Switzerland’s national flag flies in front of the logo of Swiss drugmaker Novartis in Basel, Switzerland, January 30, 2019. REUTERS / Arnd Wiegmann Zurich (Reuters) – The Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis wants to donate up to 130 million doses of a malaria medication for use against the corona virus. Novartis currently has around 50 million […]

That is the state of research

Frankfurt Research into drugs against the corona virus is in full swing. This is shown by the increase in entries in the research database, which currently lists 94 ongoing or planned studies. A good two weeks ago there were only around 50. 64 of the studies currently listed are about drugs or vaccines against […]

The Zolgensma gene therapy raffle is an unprecedented breach of taboo.

UIn the past few months, surprised readers in some media have been able to pursue a completely new scenario under the heading of medical progress. It is the pricing of a drug that is said to help children born with a congenital, severe, rare muscle disorder. The gene therapy approach is primarily intended to alleviate […]

How the corona virus affects Switzerland

And not only that: Swiss Super League football games are canceled, ice hockey matches only take place before empty ranks. The Engadin ski marathon, concerts and even the Basel Fastnacht are also affected. The Swiss government also knows that the ban on events will have economic consequences. But: “The top priority is the health of […]

Coronavirus: These agents could help

Frankfurt While the corona virus is spreading in more and more countries, effective and well-tested drugs and vaccines against the infection with Sars-CoV-2 are not yet available. However, the search for such active ingredients has intensified in recent weeks. Numerous clinical studies have been started or are planned. And since fundamental new developments would take […]