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EU evaluates arthritis drug to treat Covid-19 patients with pneumonia

EU evaluates arthritis drug to treat Covid-19 patients with pneumonia

The European medicines regulator said on Monday it is evaluating an application to use arthritis drug, Kineret, to treat Covid-19 in adult patients with pneumonia who are at risk of developing severe respiratory failure.

AstraZeneca shots should be halted for over-60s too

AstraZeneca shots should be halted for over-60s too

Countries should also avoid giving the Astrazeneca coronavirus vaccine to people over 60, the head of the EU drug regulator's Covid-19 task force was quoted on Sunday as saying, amid fears over rare blood clotting and as more vaccines become available

Moderna Covid-19 vaccine plant in France gets approval

Moderna Covid-19 vaccine plant in France gets approval

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Friday approved a new manufacturing site in France for the production of Moderna Inc's Covid-19 vaccine.

EU advises against AstraZeneca shot in people with rare blood condition

EU advises against AstraZeneca shot in people with rare blood condition

Europe's drug regulator on Friday advised against using AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine in people with a history of a rare bleeding condition and said it was looking into heart inflammation cases after inoculation with all coronavirus shots.

EU backs AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine as reviews into blood clots continue

EU backs AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine as reviews into blood clots continue

Europe's drug regulator reiterated on Friday that benefits of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine outweigh any risks, as part of a detailed guidance from ongoing reviews into rare blood clots to help individual nations determine the shot's use.

EU regulator begins real-time review of CureVac's Covid-19 vaccine

EU regulator begins real-time review of CureVac's Covid-19 vaccine

Europe's drugs regulator said on Friday it had launched a real-time review of CureVac's Covid-19 vaccine to speed up potential approvals and bring more shots to the region reeling from a surge in infections.

Covid vaccine papers leaked, 'manipulated': EU regulator

Covid vaccine papers leaked, 'manipulated': EU regulator

Hackers who stole documents from the EU's drug regulator have leaked some online and "manipulated" them in a bid to damage public trust in coronavirus vaccines, the watchdog said Friday.

Ebola vaccine moves closer to market licence: European regulator

Ebola vaccine moves closer to market licence: European regulator

A vaccine against Ebola, not yet licensed but used to stem an outbreak in DR Congo, moved a step closer to the market Friday after obtaining a green light from Europe's medicines watchdog.