Latest Clinical trials News

Britain ends contract with French startup for vaccines

Sep. 13, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government has canceled an agreement to buy at least 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the French pharmaceutical startup Valneva after alleging that the company breached its contract obligations. Valneva shares plummeted Monday on the...

South Africa jabs 2,000 children in test of Chinese vaccine

Sep. 10, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa on Friday started vaccinating some children and adolescents as part of the global Phase 3 clinical trials of China’s Sinovac Biotech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged between 6 months and 17 years. The global study will enroll 2,000...

Anti-parasite drug's use at Arkansas jail sparks probe

Aug. 26, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Medical Board is investigating reports that inmates at a county jail were prescribed the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin to combat COVID-19 even though it hasn't been approved to treat the coronavirus. Board Director Amy Embry on...

Taiwan's president receives domestically developed vaccine

Aug. 22, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen received her first dose of the island's domestically developed coronavirus vaccine on Monday, launching its rollout to the public. The vaccine, made by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp., was given emergency approval...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 06, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Post...

Federal officials give UIC $6M to test COVID-19 treatment

Aug. 01, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois Chicago has received $6 million from the federal government to test a potential drug to treat COVID-19. Researchers say the drug candidate, called VT-109, has been shown to help restore function to damaged lungs, among other...

Russia OKs testing combination of Sputnik, AstraZeneca shots

Jul. 27, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's health officials have given a go-ahead to testing a combination of the AstraZeneca coronavirus shot and the single-dose version of the domestically developed Sputnik V vaccine, according to the country's registry of approved clinical trials. The...

Vaccine maker BioNTech to use mRNA tech to target malaria

Jul. 26, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Pharmaceutical company BioNTech said Monday that it wants to use the mRNA technology behind its coronavirus vaccine to target malaria. The Germany-based company, which developed the first widely approved coronavirus shot together with U.S. partner Pfizer,...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 23, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Video...

Study: Chinese COVID shot may offer elderly poor protection

Jul. 23, 2021 04:19 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A new study suggests that a Sinopharm vaccine offers poor protection from COVID-19 among the elderly, raising questions for dozens of countries that have given the Chinese company’s shots to their most vulnerable populations. A survey of blood...