Miscellaneous News

WHO: Global collaboration to accelerate new COVID-19 health technologies

24.04.2020

Global health actors, private sector partners and other stakeholders are launching a landmark collaboration to accelerate the development, production and equitable global access to new COVID-19 essential health technologies.

COVID-19: chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine only to be used in clinical trials or emergency use programmes

01.04.2020

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, two medicines currently authorised for malaria and certain autoimmune diseases, are being investigated worldwide for their potential to treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). However, efficacy in treating COVID-19 is yet to be shown in studies.

Update on treatments and vaccines against COVID-19 under development

31.03.2020

Supporting the rapid development and approval of effective and safe treatments for and vaccines against COVID-19 is EMA’s top priority to help save lives during the pandemic. 

EMA statement on ibuprofen and COVID-19

18.03.2020

There is currently no scientific evidence establishing a link between ibuprofen and worsening of COVID‑19. EMA is monitoring the situation closely and will review any new information that becomes available on this issue in the context of the pandemic.