Large study adds to questions about safety, usefulness of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19
1 month ago - By Healio
In late March, the FDA authorized emergency use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19. It later approved an abbreviated new drug application for the drug in response to a surge in demand.
Recent developments suggest improper and off-label use of hydroxychloroquine can increase a patient's risk for arrhythmia, and the American College of Physicians has recommended against its use for COVID-19 outside of a clinical trial.
According to a recent study published in The Lancet, researchers were not able to confirm any in-hospital benefits from hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine when used alone or
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Scientists Question Validity of Major Hydroxychloroquine Study
1 month ago - By NY Times
Experts are demanding verification of data and methods used in a study of malaria drugs used to treat Covid-19. The study suggested the drugs may have increased deaths.
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Fury over study that halted global Covid-19 trials as letter questions its methods
1 month ago - By Daily Mail
More than 120 leading scientists and doctors from around the world, including four from the UK, have penned an open letter to the editor of the Lancet, the journal in which the study is published.
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A study found that face coverings reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission by a third, though some people on the internet fear using protection will cause them brain damage.
Fat Cell Hormone can Boost Potential of Stem Cell Therapy
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Another coronavirus death recorded in Wales and seven new cases
The latest Public Health Wales figures were revealed as holiday businesses in Wales started to re-open
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Family Planning During COVID-19
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IMedicalApps: COVID-19 Protocols
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Novel Drug Candidate may Develop Effective Treatments for Brain Disorders
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Why Lopinavir and Hydroxychloroquine are Ineffective Against COVID-19
Lopinavir and Hydroxychloroquine do not work on COVID-19 because the concentration of both these drugs in the lungs of patients are not sufficient to fight the infection...
COVID-19 Infection can be Transmitted in the Womb, Study
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