Thursday, October 8, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup October 8, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continued to take action in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Today, the FDA updated the dashboard on the Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program (CTAP) webpage. As of September 30, 2020, 550+ drug development programs were in planning stages, 350+ trials were reviewed by FDA and 5 COVID-19 treatments were currently authorized for emergency use.
  • Testing updates:
    • 274 tests are authorized by FDA under EUAs; these include 216 molecular tests, 53 antibody tests, and 5 antigen tests.

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