# medicines

Medical staff at the IHU Mediterranee Infection Institute in Marseille, France, display packets of Nivaquine tablets, containing chloroquine, and Plaqueril, containing hydroxychloroquine, drugs that has shown signs of effectiveness against coronavirus, on February 26, 2020. Photo: Gerard Julien / AFP
Medical staff at the IHU Mediterranee In […]

Medicine shortage looms over coronavirus-hit Europe

While the world waits for a coronavirus vaccine, medicines used to deal with the symptoms of the disease are increasingly in critically short supply in Europe, the worst-hit continent
(L to R) Bastien Gambaudo, Sofiane Ansal and Ugo Gambaudo, who shop for the elderly during a lockdown in France aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, pictured in the Riviera city of Nice, on March 24, 2020. Photo: Valery Hache / AFP
(L to R) Bastien Gambaudo, Sofiane Ansal […]

Samaritans offer help and hope across virus-stricken Europe

As Europeans hunker down during the pandemic, an army of volunteers has emerged to bring help and hope to many, including food deliveries for the elderly and home-sewn face masks