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ICMR removes Ivermectin, HCQ from revised guidelines on Covid-19 treatment 

Both the medicines, however, can be used with caution in a climax trial setting.

Representational image.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Representational image.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 24, 2021 11:20 AM IST
By | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Hydroxychloroquine shouldn’t be used as Covid preventive, says WHO

A WHO expert panel found that the medicine had no meaningful effect on deaths or hospitalizations and may even increase the risk of adverse effects, the group said in a statement Tuesday.

Hydroxychloroquine was touted as a Covid-19 treatment by former President Donald Trump and later deemed ineffective.(REUTERS)
Hydroxychloroquine was touted as a Covid-19 treatment by former President Donald Trump and later deemed ineffective.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 02, 2021 10:54 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Prashasti Singh

UK regulator says trial of HCQ for Covid-19 can resume

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.

A global trial designed to find out whether hydroxychloroquine can prevent infection with Covid-19 will restart after getting approval from the UK medicines agency.(AP)
A global trial designed to find out whether hydroxychloroquine can prevent infection with Covid-19 will restart after getting approval from the UK medicines agency.(AP)
Published on Jul 01, 2020 04:37 AM IST
London | ByHT Correspondent and Agencies

Govt lifts export ban on anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine

The government on March 25 had banned the export of the drug in the wake of the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic.

The government on Thursday lifted the export ban on anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine with immediate effect.(Reuters file photo)
The government on Thursday lifted the export ban on anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine with immediate effect.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2020 08:20 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh

WHO official says malaria drug won’t stop coronavirus deaths

Dr. Swaminathan said in a press briefing on Thursday that there is still a gap in determining whether hydroxychloroquine has a role at all in prevention or minimizing the severity of the illness in early infection or even in preventing it.

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, a researcher at Protein Sciences reaches for a vial in a lab in Meriden, Conn. The biotech company is currently researching a vaccine for COVID-19. As the race for a vaccine against the new coronavirus intensifies, many rich countries are rushing to the front of the line by placing advance orders for the inevitably limited supply to guarantee their citizens are immunized first. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)(AP)
FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, a researcher at Protein Sciences reaches for a vial in a lab in Meriden, Conn. The biotech company is currently researching a vaccine for COVID-19. As the race for a vaccine against the new coronavirus intensifies, many rich countries are rushing to the front of the line by placing advance orders for the inevitably limited supply to guarantee their citizens are immunized first. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)(AP)
Updated on Jun 18, 2020 05:40 PM IST
London | ByAssociated Press | Posted by : Jasra Afreen
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