The World Health Organization (WHO) has come under fire from US President Donald Trump for its role in the Covid-19 epidemic. But, while its recent actions may be in dispute, the organization has a long history as an influential part of tackling global health issues. To find out more, we break down some of the most significant moments in the history of the WHO. Plus, explore the potential of the RECOVERY trial in the UK, a colossal public undertaking that aims to assess the anticoronavirus efficacy of existing treatments.
Also, we find out how companies are salvaging clinical trials that have been disrupted by Covid-19, take a look at how changes to intellectual property laws could impact pharma after the current pandemic subsides, and examine the challenges faced by drugs designed to target seasonal allergies.
Plus, we ask if fatty acids could hold the key to unlocking oral formulations of biologic drugs, learn why the blood-brain barrier is so difficult for drugs to penetrate, and examine a method of targeting cold tumours that is gaining serious heat.
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