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Hydroxychloroquine

Jul 11, 2020 18:22
The Health ministry said the pursuit of an effective treatment for Covid-19 has also resulted in repurposing of several drugs which are not a part of the main Clinical Management Protocol but have been indicated as “investigational therapies”. read more
Jul 08, 2020 08:30
White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Director Peter Navarro said a day earlier four doctors at the Detroit Hospital System filed a request for emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine. 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 18, 2020 20:20
The government on March 25 had banned the export of the drug in the wake of the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. read more
Jun 18, 2020 17:23
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. read more
Jun 12, 2020 23:18
According to the health ministry’s current clinical management protocol for Covid-19, which was revised on March 3, hydroxychloroquine in combination with azithromycin can be used for patients with severe disease and requiring intensive care unit (ICU) management. read more
Jun 04, 2020 16:07
Besides hydroxychloroquine, three more treatment protocols -- remdesivir, comibnation of lopinavir and ritonavir, and lopinavir and ritonavir with Interferon beta-1a -- are being evaluated during the clinical trials at selected hospitals in the world. read more
Jun 03, 2020 22:09
The global study that forced a lot of countries around the world to dump HCQ as a potential treatment for coronavirus patients’ has been put under the scanner by an investigation done by British daily, The Guardian. read more
Jun 01, 2020 19:12
Researchers have developed a new method to measure levels of the medication hydroxychloroquine in patients with the rheumatic disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). read more
May 29, 2020 08:52
After Trump announced early this month that he was taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure against coronavirus, a number of Indian-American doctors have written to the Trump Campaign about the usefulness of this antimalaria drug in the fight against Covid-19. read more
May 25, 2020 23:03
The World Health Organization has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in Covid-19 patients due to safety concerns, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday. read more
May 23, 2020 23:49
At least 100 vaccines are being developed against Sars-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, with many using new platforms that have not been used in a licensed vaccine before. read more
May 22, 2020 23:49
The Union health ministry issued an advisory expanding the pool of people to be given the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a prophylactic to prevent them from contracting the infection. read more
May 22, 2020 21:04
The study, which was led by an Indian American professor at Harvard Mandeep Mehra, covered 96,000 patients at 671 hospitals on 6 continents. read more
May 22, 2020 20:06
The paper presents an analysis which contradicts the popular perception that these antimalarial drugs have therapeutic properties even when used in Covid-19 patients. read more