All drug repurposing articles

  • Dexamethasone tablets
    Podcast

    Dexamethasone

    2020-06-26T19:02:00Z

    News that this cheap, ubiquitous steroid drug may reduce deaths in Covid-19 cases has been greeted with cautious optimism

  • Doctors examining a CT scan
    Podcast

    Interferon beta

    2020-05-01T15:44:00Z

    An immune-modulating compound used to reduce the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and now showing potential against coronaviruses

  • Ritonavir tablet packaging
    Podcast

    Ritonavir

    2020-04-24T15:26:00Z

    The unexplained appearance and dramatic spread of a new form of HIV drug ritonavir hurt patients and cost its makers almost $250 million.

  • An image showing coronavirus particles
    Podcast

    Lopinavir

    2020-04-17T12:34:00Z

    How a drug that prevents HIV from donning its protective ‘coat’ now makes up one arm of the World Health Organisation’s Covid-19 trial

  • Remdesivir
    Podcast

    Remdesivir

    2020-04-03T14:30:00Z

    Will new clinical trials for Covid-19 give remdesivir a second chance? Ben Valsler introduces the broad-spectrum antiviral that didn’t quite make it as the Ebola drug it was originally planned to be

  • An image showing COVID-19 drug production
    Business

    Can existing drugs slow Covid-19?

    2020-03-31T09:30:00Z

    The fastest route to treatments may be to repurpose existing drugs – if they work

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    Business

    Fit for repurpose

    2018-03-23T14:21:00Z

    Drugs that can be used for new indications offer a potentially cheaper pathway – but only if the investors can recoup their costs