Mexico authorizes remdesivir to treat COVID

Mexico on Friday approved the anti-viral drug remdesivir for emergency use treating COVID-19 patients in the Latin American country, one of the worst hit by the pandemic. Regulatory agency Cofepris said it had authorized the medicine for use exclusively by hospitals and specialist doctors during the early stages of the…

FDA authorizes marketing of EndoRotor system

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted marketing authorization to the EndoRotor System, which provides a minimally invasive way to resect and remove necrotic tissue for patients with walled-off pancreatic necrosis (WOPN), the agency announced last week. The approval provides a new treatment option for the estimated 15 percent of…

FDA authorizes first COVID-19 test for self-testing at home

Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to a COVID-19 molecular diagnostic test that provides individuals with a result within 30 minutes, in the comfort of their home. As opposed to currently available at-home testing products, which have patients self-collect a nasal swab sample and ship…