Ongoing Trials for Drugs in the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19

This report provides information on ongoing randomized controlled trials of drugs being investigated to treat or prevent COVID-19. It will be updated every two weeks. Ongoing trials of vaccines and plasma-based therapies are addressed in separate CADTH reports. Link to Report Ongoing Trials for Drugs in the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 (Updated January 8, […]

Saliva-Based Testing as an Alternative to Traditional COVID-19 Testing Techniques

This newsletter article provides an overview of saliva-based testing in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The article briefly explores the different types of COVID-19 tests, the potential advantages of using saliva samples for testing, the clinical evidence, and the current practice in Canada. Link to Report Saliva-Based Testing as an Alternative to Traditional COVID-19 […]

Bamlanivimab Implementation Panel

Bamlanivimab is authorized by Health Canada (in accordance with the Interim Order Respecting the Importation, Sale and Advertising of Drugs for Use in Relation to COVID-19) to treat adult and pediatric patients 12 years of age or older with mild to moderate COVID-19, who weigh at least 40 kg and are at high risk of […]

Bamlanivimab in the Treatment of Outpatients With COVID-19: A Critical Appraisal of an Interim Analysis of the BLAZE-1 Trial

CADTH conducted a Health Technology Review on bamlanivimab, a drug authorized (with terms and conditions) by Health Canada to treat adult and pediatric patients 12 years of age or older with mild to moderate COVID-19, who weigh at least 40 kg and are at high risk of progressing to severe COVID-19 illness and/or hospitalization. The […]

What You Should Know About Drug Treatments for COVID-19

CADTH created this handout, intended for the general public, explaining the risks of using unproven drug treatments for COVID-19. The handout also provides information on what to do if someone is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, tips on how to assess the reliability of health information found on the internet, and a list of reliable websites that […]