Local Molnupiravir manufacturers to be licensed soon

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VOV.VN - Health professionals of the Ministry of Health are due to meet on January 5 to consider licensing local pharmaceutical companies that produce COVID-19 treatment for COVID-19 treatment.

The antiviral drug molnupiravir is given to mild F0 cases for COVID-19 treatment. (Photo: HCDC)
The antiviral drug molnupiravir is given to mild F0 cases for COVID-19 treatment. (Photo: HCDC)
 

The Advisory Council for the Registration of Circulation of Drugs and Medicinal Ingredients are to consider four out of 10 pharmaceutical companies that have sent requests for the license. The remaining six companies are required to hand in additional documents.

Molnupiravir, the antiviral drug, has been approved for treating COVID-19 patients with mild to moderate symptoms. Studies show the medication can help reduce the numbers of hospitalisations and deaths in COVID-19 patients.

The Ministry of Health has allocated a total of more than 300,000 doses of Molnupiravir to a pilot program for the controlled treatment of mild COVID-19 cases at home. The program was first implemented in Ho Chi Minh City and has now been replicated to 51 pandemic hit localities nationwide.

Preliminary reports show almost 100% of patients taking the drug had a low viral load, a very low rate of severe disease, and no deaths.

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WHO pledges support for Vietnam's safe living with COVID-19

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VOV.VN - The World Health Organization (WHO) is committed to maintaining close co-ordination with the Vietnamese Government in all aspects during the transition from COVID-19 control to “safe coexistence” with the virus as the pandemic turns into an endemic.

Vietnam’s digital technology businesses amid Covid-19 epidemic

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The 3rd National Forum on Development of Digital Technology Businesses 2021 themed “Digital transformation - the driving force for economic recovery and development” has just been organised in both offline and online forms.

WHO hails Vietnam's willingness to share COVID-19 prevention technology

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VOV.VN - The World Health Organization (WHO) has praised Vietnam's innovative spirit and willingness to share pandemic prevention technology at a recent meeting on innovation in COVID-19 prevention and control between Vietnamese and WHO representatives.