Tag: clinical trials

COVID-19 Beware: Cheap and Widely Accessible Drug Could Fight Virus

Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) have discovered that the cheap and widely used drug, heparin, when inhaled can be a uniquely effective prevention and treatment method for COVID-19. Heparin is currently used to prevent blood from clotting and it is typically administered through an injection. However, early results of an ANU clinical study…


Ivermectin ‘Safe’ and ‘Effective’ for Treating Omicron: Japanese Company

A Japanese conglomerate has found that the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin is effective and safe for the treatment of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, according to a phase III clinical trial. Kowa Co. Ltd., a conglomerate with interests in trading, hospitality, electronics, along with health and medical applications, issued a press release (pdf) on Jan. 31 stating…


Two Families Fighting for Alternative COVID-19 Treatments Say Goodbye to Their Hospitalized Loved Ones

Two men on ventilators—one in Florida and one in Arizona—died within 24 hours of each other, even as their families were still fighting with hospitals for the chance to try alternative treatments. After all other treatments offered by the hospitals failed, both families had begged to try ivermectin and other alternative treatments for COVID-19, as…


Two Families Fought Hospitals to Allow Alternative COVID Treatments, Now Their Family Members Have Died

Two men on ventilators—one in Florida and one in Arizona—died within 24 hours of each other, even as their families were still fighting with hospitals for the chance to try alternative treatments. After all other treatments offered by the hospitals failed, both families had begged to try ivermectin and other alternative treatments for COVID-19, as…


Two Families Fought Hospitals to Allow Alternative COVID Treatments, Now Their Loved Ones Have Died

Two men on ventilators—one in Florida and one in Arizona—died within 24 hours of each other, even as their families were still fighting with hospitals for the chance to try alternative treatments. After all other treatments offered by the hospitals failed, both families had begged to try ivermectin and other alternative treatments for COVID-19, as…


Moderna Plans to Test Its COVID-19 Vaccine on Canadian Children

TORONTO—Moderna says upcoming clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine will include Canadian children. The company announced details of its Phase 2/3 study of COVID-19 earlier this week. It’s expected to involve 6,750 healthy pediatric participants aged six months to 12 years. Moderna says initial participants are based in the United States but that Canadian sites…


Clinical Trials Start for USask’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

HALIFAX—Clinical trials have begun for another Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine candidate, with three people receiving an initial dose on Wednesday. The Canadian Center for Vaccinology says the first of 108 healthy adult volunteers received injections in Halifax. The placebo-controlled study will administer two doses to each volunteer, 28 days apart. “It’s a product of Canadian science,…