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Monday, Aug 03, 2020


Jul 29, 2020 06:27
US President Trump took to Twitter to promote hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Covid-19. read more
Jul 01, 2020 04:37
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency’s decision on the trial comes after the drug was found in another UK trial to have no benefit for patients already infected with Covid-19. read more
Jun 19, 2020 10:03
The World Health Organization (WHO) hopes hundreds of millions of doses of coronavirus vaccine can be produced this year and 2 billion doses by the end of 2021, chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Thursday. read more
Jun 16, 2020 09:17
US President Donald Trump’s remarks came hours after the US Food and Drug Administration revoked its emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19. read more
May 28, 2020 20:38
The drug has been recommended by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) as prophylaxis for Covid-19 among healthcare and frontline workers, and also for clinical management of patients, he said. read more
May 26, 2020 23:39
The use of the anti-malarial drug as a prophylaxis -- preventive medicine -- will continue in an attempt to ward off infection in people at risk, such as health care workers. read more
May 26, 2020 21:49
The ICMR’s statement came against the backdrop of the World Health Organization (WHO) temporarily suspending the testing of the drug as a potential treatment for Covid-19 over safety concerns. read more
May 21, 2020 12:09
“I think the regimen finishes in a day or two,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Wednesday when asked how long he will continue to take the antimalarial drug. read more
May 20, 2020 06:32
The hydroxychloroquine hype is based on a flimsy study, with little to no evidence that it prevents or treats Covid-19, say experts. read more
May 19, 2020 07:55
Talking about taking hydroxychloroquine, US president Trump said he feels fine, has no symptoms (of Covid-19) and has tested negative repeatedly. He is using the drug combination as a prophylactic, he said, like “many frontline” health workers and doctors. read more
Apr 18, 2020 23:50
The ICMR said that it was conducting a two-arm study on the prophylactic (prevention) and therapeutic (treatment) effects of HCQ against Covid-19. read more
Apr 15, 2020 20:10
A top government official told Hindustan Times that the decision to send the tablets had been taken but New Delhi is yet to work out the logistics in view of relations with neighbouring Pakistan. read more
Apr 15, 2020 11:50
The government is leveraging approvals for hydroxychloroquine and paracetamol export to expedite import of Covid-19 rapid testing kits, masks and personal protection equipment, or PPE read more
Apr 10, 2020 18:20
Just as the HCQ decision does not take care of all past favours, it will not unlock a bottomless treasure trove of goodies. But its significance for the relationship cannot be overstated, as Trump himself acknowledged on Wednesday. read more
Apr 10, 2020 16:51
The Kolkata-based Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Limited, the only public sector unit that manufactures anti-malarial drug in India, said it will apply for a licence to produce HCQ soon. read more