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COVID-19: FDA approves first herbal medicine for clinical trial

COVID-19: FDA approves first herbal medicine for clinical trial

The regulatory agency has approved local medicine ‘Cryptolepis Sanguinolenta’, popularly known as Nibima, for clinical trial on COVID-19 treatment.

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has approved Ghana’s first herbal medicine for clinical trial on COVID-19 treatment.

This follows results from laboratory studies conducted by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) research team.

This means the medicine, Cryptolepis Sanguinolenta, locally known as Nibima stands a better chance of being used to treat COVID-19 if it is approved after the trial.

A statement signed and released by FDA CEO Delese Darko said the authority remains committed to protect the health and safety of consumers.

Below is the full statement:

PRESS RELEASE-FDA APPROVES FIRST HERBAL MEDICINE FOR CLINICAL TRIAL FOR COVID-19 TREATMENT

Case update 

At least 416 COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed by the Ghana Health Service. The country has also recorded a total of 67,010 confirmed cases and 61,236 recoveries. Active cases stand at 5,358.

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