The WHO’s  Solidarity trial studied the effects of remdesivir and three other potential drug regimens in 11,266 hospitalised patients. Photograph: Zsolt  Czegledi

The Covid-19 treatment remdesivir has no substantial effect on a patient’s chances of survival, a clinical trial by the World Health Organisation has (...)

Remdesivir has been shown to be effective on patients who require supplementary oxygen and is the only Covid-19 pharmacological treatment option licensed for use in Ireland. Photograph: Ulrich Perrey/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Unlike an increasing number of European countries, Ireland is not experiencing shortages of the drug remdesivir, which is used to treat Covid-19 and r(...)

US president Donald Trump: is on what may be a unique cocktail of medications. Photograph: Tia Dufour/White House/AFP

President Donald Trump has received a combination of powerful drugs to battle his Covid-19 infection that may never have been prescribed together to a(...)

Donald Trump’s doctor, Sean Conley, has refused to give a time frame for his release from hospital after his infection with Covid-19. Photograph: Live screengrab

White House physician Sean Conley has said the president “is doing well” as he provided a first substantive update on the health of President Donald T(...)

Greencoat Renewables shed 1.68 per cent of its value to close at €1.17. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

World stock markets rose yesterday on encouraging signs of progress in developing a Covid-19 vaccine, while several multibillion-dollar deals also hel(...)

Danish shipping group Maersk, a bellwether for global trade, issued forecast-beating full-year earnings.

European stocks closed higher on Wednesday following new record highs for Wall Street’s main indexes, while airlines rallied on hopes of a shorter qua(...)

Drugmaker Merck on Friday said it plans to advance an antiviral treatment for Covid-19 into large studies in the coming weeks. Photograph: Brendan McDermid / Reuters

Drugmaker Merck on Friday said it plans to advance an antiviral treatment for Covid-19 into large studies in the coming weeks, and it forecast a more (...)

Gilead Science’s headquarters in  sign at headquarters in the US. Photograph: iStock

Gilead Sciences is to add 140 jobs to its Irish operation as it opens a new Dublin base and establishes a paediatric centre of excellence in Ireland, (...)

Remdesivir has already been approved for emergency use in severely-ill patients in the United States, India and South Korea. Photograph: iStock

The European healthcare regulator has recommended the conditional approval of Gilead Sciences Inc’s antiviral treatment, remdesivir, for use in Covid-(...)

Stay-at-home stocks such as video conferencing platform Zoom Video Communications fell in value after surging during lockdowns. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

European shares pulled back from three-month highs on Monday, with losses in technology and healthcare stocks halting a recent rally on hopes of a pos(...)

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