Sanofi will donate 100 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to 50 countries

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi said Friday it had decided to donate 100 million doses of hydroxychloroquine, the decades-old anti-malaria drug touted by some as a potential weapon against the novel coronavirus, across 50 countries.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Related Links:

Hohdatsu Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a viral disease with a high morbidity and mortality by the FIP virus (FIPV, virulent feline coronavirus). Several antiviral drugs for FIP have been identified, but many of these are expensive and not available in veterinary medicine. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is a drug approved by several countries to treat malaria and immune-mediated diseases in humans, and its antiviral effects on other viral infections (e.g., SARS-CoV-2, dengue virus) have been confirmed. We investigated whether HCQ in association with interferon-ω (IFN-ω) is effective for FIPV in v...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Communication Source Type: research
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has treated 1,300 coronavirus patients with the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which a study has tied to an increased risk of death, according to a document released by a Senate Democrat on Friday.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
The drugs did not help coronavirus patients, and should not be used outside clinical trials, researchers said.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Hydroxychloroquine (Drug) Azithromycin (Drug) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Malaria Clinical Trials Food and Drug Administration Lancet, The (Journal) Trump, Donald J your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news
A large new study suggests that malaria drugs pushed by President Donald Trump as treatments for the coronavirus not only do not help but also are tied to a greater risk of death and heart rhythm problems
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Malaria drug should not be used to treat coronavirus, scientists say, after study shows high death rateCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drugDonald Trump is taking to prevent Covid-19, has increased deaths in patients treated with it in hospitals around the world, a study has shown.A major study of the way hydroxychloroquine and its older version, chloroquine, have been used on six continents – without clinical trials – reveals a sobering picture. Scientists said the results meant the drug should no longer be given to Covid-19 patients except...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Medical research Drugs Health Coronavirus outbreak Science Society World news Donald Trump Infectious diseases Source Type: news
On April 20, the president calls a press conference to announce a breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19. It’s a new use for an old malaria treatment, he says, one that is seeing miraculous results among the country’s most ill patients. It’s so safe that even schoolchildren could take it. In fact, he urges them to do so daily, as a preventative. He admits that he, too, is taking the medicine. No, this is not the President of the United States touting an unproven remedy for a virus that has infected nearly 5 million people worldwide. It is Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina, who is just as wi...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news
The World Health Organization says the science is still unclear on an anti-malaria drug that U.S. President Donald Trump is taking to try to defend against the new coronavirus, and recommends its use for COVID-19 only in controlled clinical trials for now
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the regimen of an anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine that he is taking to ward off the coronavirus finishes in the next day or two.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump emphatically defended himself Tuesday against criticism from medical experts that his announced use of a malaria drug against the coronavirus could spark wide misuse by Americans of the unproven treatment with potentially fatal side effects. Trump’s revelation a day earlier that he was taking hydroxychloroquine caught many in his administration by surprise and set off an urgent effort by officials to justify his action. But their attempt to address the concerns of health professionals was undercut by the president himself. He asserted without evidence that a study raising a...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Donald Trump News Desk wire Source Type: news
[New Zimbabwe] Clinics in Mutoko are reportedly turning away patients seeking treatment for malaria in fear staff could be infected with the deadly coronavirus.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
More News: Coronavirus | COVID-19 | France Health | Health | Hydroxychloroquine | Malaria