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FDA: No Covid-19 vaccine yet

THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public again on the use of drugs or vaccines with unproven claims to be safe and effective in the treatment of Covid-19.

"There are on-going clinical trials to investigate the safety and efficacy of new and existing drugs, such as anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-malarial agents in the treatment of COVID-19 patients," the FDA said in a statement.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently launched the Solidarity Trial, a large-scale clinical trial participated by many countries including the Philippines. It aims to identify evidenced-based treatment regimen for Covid-19.

The FDA said manufacturers and vendors of unlicensed products such as PRODEX B and the Fabunan Antiviral Injections have been informed regarding the process and requirements to register their products with the FDA Center for Drug Regulation and Research (CDRR).

No applications for product registration have been filed to date. Until such products are proven safe and effective for use in the treatment of Covid-19 they cannot be dispensed to the public nor can therapeutic claims be made, the FDA added. (WBS with PR)


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