From trial to treatment: speeding up drug development during a global pandemic

From trial to treatment: speeding up drug development during a global pandemic

When developing potential treatments or vaccines for a global pandemic, time is of the essence. Delays can be incurred at many points throughout the development pathway, and it is important that these are carefully managed to facilitate speedy development and availability of new therapies. Clinical trial design and reporting A number of strategies can help […]

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COVID-19: How it Reshaped the Healthcare Industry

COVID-19: How it Reshaped the Healthcare Industry

As of 10 June, 213 countries and territories have reported over 7.4 million COVID-19 cases and 410,000 COVID-19-related deaths. Non-COVID-19 patients around the world have suffered as healthcare priorities have changed, supply chains have failed, and clinical trials have been suspended. Here we examine how COVID-19 has reshaped the healthcare industry, and how it can […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Development: An Unprecedented Challenge

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Development: An Unprecedented Challenge

One third of humanity is under some form of containment to slow the spread of COVID-19. Whilst governments across the world have taken different approaches to control the outbreak, it is universally accepted that the deployment of an effective vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 is imperative. A global effort involving cross-disciplinary experts is currently underway, with the […]

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COVID-19: Misinformation and Pseudo-science

COVID-19: Misinformation and Pseudo-science

The COVID-19 pandemic has been described as the greatest challenge since World War II or even the Great Depression. Government-enacted restrictions to limit spread of the virus require unprecedented adjustments in daily living and inevitably have serious economic consequences. In this scary, unpredictable environment, remaining informed seems to have become key to survival. However, misinformation […]

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