EU medicine regulator begins review procedure for new Covid treatment Oct 26, 2021 0 0 12345 Amsterdam: The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has begun the review procedure for a new Covid-19 treatment. EMA experts are due to evaluate the data from studies on the effect of the antiviral agent Molnupiravir, the EMA said in Amsterdam on Monday. The drug, which is taken in pill form, is produced jointly by pharmaceutical companies Merck Sharp & Dohme and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics. According to initial test results, the drug weakens the effect of the coronavirus on the body, which could theoretically mean an end to hospitalisations for Covid-19 and even to deaths. The EMA experts are now examining data on the quality, safety and efficacy of the new drug. As soon as the tests are completed, the manufacturer can apply for approval in the EU, though the EMA has not provided a time frame for this. So far, only one drug for the treatment of Covid-19 has been approved for use in the EU, while applications for approval have been submitted for five others medicines, four currently under review. Pages 123456 RELATED ARTICLES Captured Colombian drug cartel leader faces potential US extradition Oct 26, 2021 0 0 ‘Rust’ producers ‘pause’ film for shooting investigation Oct 26, 2021 0 0 Poland raises number of soldiers at border as migrant surge continues Oct 26, 2021 0 0 Poland tells EU not to start ‘Third World War’ over judicial fight DPA Warsaw With a dispute raging between Poland and European Union leaders over judicial reforms, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has strongly warned the EU not to withhold promised coronavirus funds for his .. ‘Stark’ message for COP26 as global CO2 rises faster than average DPA Geneva Economic activity may have come to a virtual standstill for weeks at a time in many parts of the world during the coronavirus lockdowns last year, but this hasn’t put a significant dent in carbon dioxide (CO2) .. Severe weather hits southern Brazil, almost 1,000 homes damaged DPA Rio de Janeiro Strong winds and hail have damaged 938 homes in Brazil’s southern state of Parana. The city of Foz do Iguacu on the border with Paraguay and Argentina was the worst affected area, with some 600 homes .. Britain’s Johnson: Current relationship with Russia ‘not the one we want’ LONDON: UK Minister Boris Johnson told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that Britain’s “current relationship with Russia is not the one we want,” and that the two countries have a “responsibility to work .. Michael Jordan’s sneakers sell for almost 1.5 million dollars New YORK: A pair of NBA legend Michael Jordan’s sneakers netted 1.47 million dollars at auction. The buyer was Nick Fiorella, auction house Sotheby’s announced Sunday. Fiorella is a well-known collector of sports ..