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Pharmaceuticals roundup 2021


It’s been another dramatic, pandemic-dominated year for the pharmaceutical industry

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Covid-19 antivirals surge forward


Promising results from Pfizer trial, while UK approves Merck & Co’s molnupiravir

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New antiviral impresses against Covid-19


Merck & Co and Ridgeback’s molnupiravir reduces risk of hospitalisation and death, and may work against other coronaviruses

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Future: Virology, Epidemiology, Translational Toxicology and Therapeutics

Introduction: the coronavirus pandemic and the future

This series of Chemistry World reports is part of a forth coming e-book and hardback to be published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The book was motivated by a desire on the part of the editors and the authors to produce a body of information on the new and deadly coronavirus about which the world was largely uninformed and for which it was totally unprepared. 

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Originally developed to treat flu and marketed in Japan as Avigan, promising Covid-19 trial results have seen countries stockpiling this medication by the millions

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