Merck’s Covid Treatment Pill Wins FDA Panel’s Blessing

In a clinical study, molnupiravir found to be reduced by 30 percent Risk of hospitalization or death when given to high-risk, unvaccinated volunteers within five days of starting symptoms. It appears to be significantly less effective than the Pfizer pill, which has been found to reduce this risk by 89 percent. Monoclonal antibody treatments have …

Blessing Okagbare, Nigerian Runner Suspended from Drug Test

The athletics drug testing agency has temporarily suspended a Nigerian sprinter after a failed drug test that was the first drug-related suspension of an active athlete at the Tokyo Games. In DeclarationThe Athletics Integrity Unit, which runs the antidoping program for sport, said on July 19 that a sample taken from sprinter Blessing Okagbare during …