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Roche /Atea Pharmaceuticals collaborate to develop oral COVID-19 treatment

Roche and Atea Pharmaceutical are collaborating to develop, manufacture, and distribute Atea’s investigational oral direct-acting antiviral AT-527, which acts by blocking the viral RNA polymerase enzyme needed for viral replication. It is currently undergoing phase 2 clinical trial for hospitalized patients with moderate COVID-19, with phase 3 clinical trial expected …

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In the United States, Operation Warp Speed (OWS) is a collaboration of several US government departments, including Health and Human Services, and the private sector. Through it, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has entered into collaboration with 18 bio pharmaceutical companies to accelerate development of drugs and vaccines to …

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Opioid Epidemic in the U.S.A.

An opioid epidemic has been declared in the United States, with opioid-related drug overdose deaths reaching 47,600 in 2017. In 1999, such deaths numbered 8,048. According to a CNBC report under the heading, “Americans consume vast majority of the world’s opioids” (April 27, 2016, https://cutt.ly/QF5da2), 80% of the roughly 300 …

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