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275-Person Antibody Treatment Study Reports 5-Day Reduction in Symptoms

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced last week that its experimental two-antibody cocktail reduced viral levels and improved symptoms in non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The treatment, REGN-COV2, is also being studied for use in hospitalized patients, and for prevention of infection in people who have been exposed to COVID-19.  The FDA can authorize…

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Milken Covid-19 Tracker. 316 Treatments and 212 Vaccines in Development

FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, is currently tracking the development of treatments and vaccines for COVID-19 (coronavirus). This tracker contains an aggregation of publicly-available information from validated sources. According to Milken there are:  316 Treatments in 7 categories are being developed now.  212 Vaccines in development in 9…

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1700-Person Steroid Treatment Study Reports 30% Reduction in Death Rate

Extensive Study in the UK involving 1,700 patients showed consistent benefits from steroid treatment. A new analysis of several studies in the UK which steroid drugs were used to determine effectiveness for treating COVID-19 found that they significantly reduced patient deaths, bolstering early, preliminary evidence for the benefit of these…

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Common FDA-Approved Drug Heparin May Neutralize COVID-19

A common drug, already approved by the FDA, may also be a powerful tool in fighting COVID-19, according to research published this week. Heparin could be used as a decoy to prevent SARS-CoV-2 from infecting human cells. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, uses a surface spike protein to latch…

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