WHO/FDA registered Antimalarial, Pyramax approved for Coronavirus clinical trials
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WHO/FDA registered Antimalarial, Pyramax approved for Coronavirus clinical trials


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The World Health Organization prequalified and Ghana Food and Drugs Authority registered Antimalarial Pyramax, a fixed-dose combination medication for the treatment of malaria, has been approved for clinical trials for COVID-19 in South Korea.
In 2017, Pyramax an oral drug produced as a result of a collaboration between Medicines for Malaria Venture, University of Iowa and Shin Poong Pharm, a South Korean pharmaceutical firm specializing in neglected tropical diseases were included in both the pediatric and adult Essential Medicines Lists of WHO for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria.
Internationally, Pyramax is registered in twenty-six countries with high malaria burden and locally registered by the Ghana Food and Drugs Authority since March 2020 for the management of uncomplicated malaria.


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