Vaccine Manufacturing in Africa being Undermined by BioNTech, says WHO

BioNTech

In a new article published by the BMJ, alongside German Newspaper, Die Welt, World Health Organization (WHO) accused a foundation representing BioNTech of frustrating its effort to support African countries to manufacture its own Covid vaccines. WHO established a technology transfer hub established in South Africa (June 2021). The WHO initiative is supported by the … Read more

Novavax Covid Vaccine seeks FDA Approval

Novavax Covid Vaccine

Novavax, Inc., a biotechnology company, has submitted a request to the FDA to grant Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to their own Covid vaccine. The Novavax Covid vaccine, NVX-CoV2373, is a protein-based Covid-19 vaccine meant for vaccination in individuals 18 years and above. This is coming after Pfizer filed approval request for the first-ever vaccine for … Read more

A new Covid drug, Molnupiravir approved by FDA

Molnupiravir

In a new breakthrough, the Food and Drug Administration has authorized the emergency use of a new COVID-19 antiviral drug, Molnupiravir. The second anti-viral treatment is manufactured by pharmaceutical giant, Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics. The drug, Molnupiravir works by disrupting the way the virus copies the genetic materials. The FDA insists the medication should only … Read more

What Corp members should know about NYSC Covid-19 testing

NYSC Covid-19 testing

Every prospective corp member in Nigeria should already know about the mandatory NYSC Covid-19 testing done at all the 37 orientation camps in Nigeria. This is due to the Federal Government’s effort to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Nigeria has recorded over 200,000 infections, with 2896 deaths according to NCDC. Lagos, Abuja, Rivers, … Read more

FDA warns against the Use of Ivermectin for Covid-19

Ivermectin for covid-19

The FDA has warned against the use of the veterinary drug Ivermectin for Covid-19 treatment. Ivermectin for the suppressive treatment of onchocerciasis (river blindness), intestinal strongyloidiasis, filariasis, scabies, guinea worm disease in children and adults. There are also topical formulations of this drug meant to treat skin conditions like head lice and rosacea, a skin … Read more

How Coronavirus (Covid-19) is changing the role of pharmacists

coronavirus in nigeria

Coronavirus outbreak (covid-19) was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2021. The acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) caused by a virus, coronavirus would go on to become a global pandemic wreaking havoc and throwing the whole world into unprecedented chaos and panic. Many countries were affected and the number of cases and fatalities exceeded … Read more