FDA approves first coronavirus test for self-testing at home

The Food and Drug Administration announced in a post Tuesday night that it has issued an emergency use authorization for the first COVID-19 test for self-testing at home — and it returns rapid results.Why it matters: Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths from the virus are accelerating across the U.S. This rapid home test could help…Continue Reading

DC approves magic mushrooms, psychedelics…

WASHINGTON – D.C. residents have approved a measure that will effectively decriminalize “magic mushrooms” and other organic psychedelic drugs. 2020 Election Results: Interactive electoral college map The measure – Initiative 81 – does not legalize psychedelic plants and fungi, it simply re-categorizes them as “the lowest level police enforcement priority.” Activists weathered the challenges of…Continue Reading

Country approves bleach as Covid-19 treatment despite leaving people in hospital

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid Email Law makers in Bolivia have approved a toxic bleach…Continue Reading

Coronavirus: US approves use of remdesivir for treating Covid-19 despite WHO doubts

Remdesivir, developed by Gilead Sciences, has been approved for use in the treatment of Covid-19 patients. Photo: EPA-EFE Drug, sold under the brand name Veklury, approved for hospital use in adults and children aged 12 and above WHO’s Solidarity trial, spanning 30 countries, found the drug had little effect on mortality, reducing the length of…Continue Reading

FDA Approves Remdesivir, First Treatment for COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved remdesivir (Veklury) today as a treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients age 12 and up, making it the first and only approved treatment for the disease, according to a release from drug manufacturer Gilead…Continue Reading

FDA approves Gilead’s remdesivir as a coronavirus treatment

Gilead Sciences on Thursday received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for remdesivir, an antiviral treatment that has shown modest results against treating COVID-19. Why it matters: It’s the first and only fully FDA-approved drug in the U.S. for treating the coronavirus.The big picture: The FDA issued an emergency use authorization in May after…Continue Reading

US State Dept approves $1.8bn in potential arms sales to Taiwan

In formal notification to US Congress, state department approves potential sale of missiles, artillery and sensors.The US State Department has approved the potential sale of three weapons systems to Taiwan, including sensors, missiles and artillery that could have a total value of $1.8bn, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, amid rising tension over the self-ruled island…Continue Reading

Trump Approves Final Plan to Import Drugs From Canada

President Donald Trump, outlining his “America First Health Plan” on Thursday, announced that his administration will allow the importation of prescription drugs from Canada. The final plan clears the way for Florida and other states to implement a program bringing medications across the border, despite the strong objections of drugmakers and the Canadian government. But…Continue Reading

Trump approves Oracle’s TikTok bid “in concept”

What just happened? President Trump has provisionally agreed a deal between the Chinese-owned social platform TikTok and U.S. firms Oracle and Walmart, meaning the hugely popular video-sharing app may remain available for users in the United States, after all. Speaking with reporters outside the White House on Saturday as he departed for a rally in…Continue Reading