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The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has approved the first herbal medicine for clinical trials for the treatment of COVID-19. According to a press statement…View More Ghana: FDA Approves First Herbal Medicine for Clinical Trials for Covid-19 Treatment
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The new rapid test is available without a prescription, but only 20 million are set to be sold by the middle of next year. Ellume/AP…View More FDA authorized first over-the-counter COVID-19 test – useful but not a game changer
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