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Canada’s coronavirus aid package guards against drug shortages with compulsory licensing

Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, which provides emergency assistance to cope with the expected dramatic economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic, contains an important clause that may get overlooked. The act effectively brings back compulsory licensing for drugs if supply is interrupted because of the effects of COVID-19. There have already been stories about […]

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US, French firms start drug trial in severe COVID-19 cases

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi and American drugmaker Regeneron said Monday they have started clinical trials for a new drug in patients hospitalised with severe COVID-19 infections. In a statement they said phase 2 and 3 trials were under way for Kevzara, an immunosuppressor. Regeneron will trial in the United States, while Sanofi plans trials initially […]