Does a new study really show that hydroxychloroquine might be effective against omicron?
The researchers conclude, as many others have, that antibodies (the proteins that neutralise the virus) against previous variants or induced by vaccines are less effective against omicron. What's interesting, though, is that the study finds that omicron may have changed the way it enters cells. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 17, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WHO Official Downplays New COVID IHU Variant Found in France
The World Health Organization said a coronavirus variant found in France hasn’t become much of a threat since it was first identified in November. The variant “has been on our radar,” Abdi Mahamud, a WHO incident manager on Covid, said at a press briefing in Geneva on Tuesday. “That virus had a lot of chances to pick up.” The variant was identified in 12 people in the southern Alps around the same time that omicron was discovered in South Africa last year. The latter mutation has since traveled the globe and kindled record levels of contagion, unlike the French one that researchers at the IHU ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marthe Fourcade and Thomas Mulier / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

‘Magic’ Weight-Loss Pills and Covid Cures: Dr. Oz Under the Microscope
The celebrity physician, a candidate in Pennsylvania ’s Republican primary for Senate, has a long history of dispensing dubious medical advice on his daytime show and on Fox News. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Trip Gabriel Tags: The Dr. Oz Show (TV Program) Oz, Mehmet C Pennsylvania Elections, Senate Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Rumors and Misinformation Hydroxychloroquine (Drug) Source Type: news

SARS-CoV2 in a Lupus Patient Treated With Hydroxychloroquine SARS-CoV2 in a Lupus Patient Treated With Hydroxychloroquine
Was this COVID-19 patient's decreased immune response a result of his being treated with hydroxychloroquine for lupus?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Outgoing NIH director says Trump and other Republicans pressured him to endorse unproven Covid-19 remedies and to fire Fauci
The outgoing director of the National Institutes of Health said Sunday that he faced political pressure from then-President Donald Trump and other Republicans to endorse unproven Covid-19 remedies... #donaldtrump #anthonyfauci #nih #hydroxychloroquine (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raising public awareness about the misuse of predatory journals: one year after the "hydroxychloroquine and push-scooters accidents" hoax [letter] - Rebeaud ME, Cova F, Ruggeri V, Rochoy M.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine use and suicide risk: hypotheses for confluent etiopathogenetic mechanisms? - Costanza A, Placenti V, Amerio A, Aguglia A, Serafini G, Amore M, Macchiarulo E, Branca F, Merli R, Bondolfi G, Nguyen KD.
Chloroquine (CQ) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) are classical anti-malarial and anti-inflammatory treatments, which were used as first-line therapy at the beginning of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Besides the emerging data on their lack ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Biden Nominated a New Food and Drug Administration Head …Finally
President Joe Biden nominated Dr. Robert Califf, a former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to head the agency again. Biden’s nomination will now go to Congress, which has to confirm Califf. Since Biden took office, health officials have been waiting for him to appoint a new head after Dr. Stephen Hahn, who was widely criticized by the scientific community for not taking a stronger stand against the Trump Administration’s support of unproven COVID-19 therapies, left the post in January. The FDA is the regulatory agency responsible for reviewing the safety and efficacy of drugs, devices and ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Lupus in Remission Flares More Often When Reducing, Stopping HCQ Lupus in Remission Flares More Often When Reducing, Stopping HCQ
It's clear that more flares occur when patients in remission or low disease activity stop or reduce hydroxychloroquine, but it's important to consider this effect in different age groups, too.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - November 9, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Risk for VTE in RA May Be Higher With MTX vs Hydroxychloroquine Risk for VTE in RA May Be Higher With MTX vs Hydroxychloroquine
The significance of higher risk for VTE seen among patients with RA who took methotrexate compared with hydroxychloroquine is unclear without researching the relationships between the drugs and VTE.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - November 4, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Lupus sufferers pleaded for hydroxychloroquine before Clive Palmer ’s doses were destroyed
Drug ’s potential as Covid treatment, since dispelled, affected availability for people with proven medical needGet our free news app;get our morning email briefingLupus sufferers pleaded for more supplies of hydroxychloroquine two months before the federal government told billionaire Clive Palmer it didn ’t want more of the 33m doses he wanted to donate as a potential Covid-19 treatment.One tonne of Palmer ’s hydroxychloroquine – equivalent to 5m doses – was destroyed after it was left unclaimed in Melbourne due to a lengthy standoff with the commonwealth, Guardian Australiarevealed on Wednes...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Christopher Knaus Tags: Clive Palmer Australia news Health Coronavirus Medical research Source Type: news

Meet the Doc Who Put Hydroxychloroquine on Trial in COVID-19 Meet the Doc Who Put Hydroxychloroquine on Trial in COVID-19
Drs Bob Harrington and Martin Landray discuss the importance of randomization for testing therapeutics and the opportunities the COVID-19 pandemic provided.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine sales spiked almost 100% in Australia at start of Covid pandemic, study finds
There was also a rise in prescriptions for ivermectin being filled, despite no evidence either drug is effective against the virusThe amount of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin dispensed from Australian pharmacies increased significantly in 2020 as the Covid pandemic took hold, according to new research.Analysis of six publicly subsidised drugs – including hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, corticosteroids and the common antibiotic azithromycin – found Covid-related changes in prescription patterns in Australia.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Donna Lu Tags: Health Coronavirus Drugs Medical research Australia news Source Type: news

Will Doctors Who Are Spreading COVID-19 Misinformation Ever Face Penalty?
Earlier this month, Dr. Rashid Buttar posted on Twitter that COVID-19 “was a planned operation” and shared an article alleging that most people who got vaccinated against the coronavirus would be dead by 2025. His tweets are a recent addition to a steady stream of spurious claims about the COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. Another example is Dr. Sherri Jane Tenpenny’s June testimony, before Ohio state legislators, that the vaccine could cause people to become magnetized. Clips from the hearing went viral on the internet. Earlier in the pandemic, on April 9, 2020, Dr. Joseph Mercola posted a video about wh...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Victoria Knight / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Ivermectin: Cochrane ’s most talked about review so far, ever. Why?
In this author interview with Stephanie Weibel and Maria Popp, we find out more about their Cochrane review, Ivermectin for treating and preventing COVID-19. The review currently has an Altmetric Attention Score of more than 7000, which makes it the most talked-about review in the history of the Cochrane Library.Briefly, what is Ivermectin?Ivermectin is a medicine used to kill parasites, such as intestinal worms (helminths) in animals or scabies in humans. It is inexpensive and it is widely used in regions of the world where parasitic infestations are common, such as in parts of Asia and South America. Ivermectin has few u...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

What Viagra can teach us about the search for Covid drugs: DR MICHAEL MOSLEY
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: With people dying in hospital from Covid, it's reasonable enough to see if drugs such as hydroxychloroquine (an anti-malaria drug) might help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French scientist who pushed unproven Covid drug may be forced from post
Didier Raoult, who promoted hydroxychloroquine treatment, may not be able to continue his researchThe French scientist who promoted the discredited hydroxychloroquine treatment for Covid-19 backed by Donald Trump faces being pushed out of the infectious diseases institute he founded, amid concerns from key members over its role in feeding conspiracy theories and an investigation by regulators into its clinical studies.Didier Raoult has built a worldwide following throughout the pandemic for his support of the malaria drug despite its failure in randomised control trials. Multiple studies, including by theRecovery trial and...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Megan Clement in Paris Tags: Coronavirus Science France Europe World news Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Column: With fluvoxamine, doctors find an old drug that may actually work against COVID-19
Forget hydroxychloroquine or Ivermectin. But there is one existing medicine that shows signs of benefiting COVID-19 patients: fluvoxamine. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Hiltzik Source Type: news

Dexamethasone Underused for Adults Hospitalized With COVID - 19
Dexamethasone and remdesivir use have gradually increased during the pandemic; hydroxychloroquine use peaked in March 2020 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 17, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine Causes DNA Damage in Mammalian Cells Hydroxychloroquine Causes DNA Damage in Mammalian Cells
Hydroxychloroquine causes DNA damage and mutations when added to cultured mammalian cells at concentrations comparable to those used in people, new research indicates.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 11, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sky News Australia banned from YouTube for seven days over Covid misinformation
Digital giant issues strike after channel posted videos denying the existence of disease and encouraging people to use discredited medicationFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesVaccine rollout tracker;get our free news app;get our morning email briefingSky News Australia has been banned from uploading content to YouTube for seven days after violating its medical misinformation policies by posting numerous videos which denied the existence of Covid-19 or encouraged people to use hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin.The ban was imposed by the digital giant on Thursday afternoon, the day after theDaily Telegraph ende...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Amanda Meade Tags: Australian media Australia news Sky News Australia Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Medical research YouTube Health Source Type: news

Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID-19
This study reported results for development of COVID-19 symptoms (but not confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection) and unwanted events, but in a way that we could not include in our analyses. This study did not look at hospital admissions.Main results explainedMain authors of the review, Maria Popp and Stephanie Weibel said: “The lack of good quality evidence on efficacy and safety of ivermectin arises from a study pool that consists mainly of small, insufficiently powered RCTs with overall limited quality regarding study design, conduct, and reporting. Current evidence does not support using ivermectin for treating o r preve...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Doctor Selling COVID-19 “Cure” Pleads Guilty
FDA OCI, Jennings Staley M.D., Skinny Beach Med Spas, San Diego CA, pandemic, COVID-19, miracle cure, guilty plea, smuggle, hydroxychloroquine, coronavirus, treatment kits, one hundred percent cure, magic bullet, amazing weapon, family pack, hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine, generic Viagra, Xanax, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - July 16, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Neither Remdesivir Nor HCQ Affect Viral Clearance in COVID-19
TUESDAY, July 13, 2021 -- For hospitalized patients with COVID-19, neither remdesivir nor hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) affects viral clearance, according to a study published online July 13 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Andreas Barratt-Due,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine show no antiviral effect against COVID-19: Study
The study, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, evaluated the effects of the two drugs on all-cause, in-hospital mortality, the degree of respiratory failure and inflammation, and viral clearance in the oropharynx. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Neither remdesivir NOR hydroxychloroquine lower the risk of respiratory failure in COVID-19 patients
A new study from Oslo University Hospital, in Norway, found that neither remdesivir nor hydroxychloroquine reduced respiratory failure or lowered inflammation in COVID-19 patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine, remdesivir fail to improve COVID-19 patient outcomes in WHO-led study
Neither remdesivir nor hydroxychloroquine boosts recovery in patients hospitalized with COVID-19, according to a study led by the World Health Organization, and published by the Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neither remdesivir nor HCQ affect viral clearance in hospitalized patients with COVID-19
(American College of Physicians) NOR-Solidarity, an independent, add-on, randomized controlled trial to the World Health Organization (WHO) Solidarity trial, found that neither remdesivir nor hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) affected viral clearance in hospitalized patients with COVID-19. The WHO Solidarity trial showed no effect of remdesivir or hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) on mortality but did not assess antiviral effects of these drugs. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine Use During Pregnancy Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine Use During Pregnancy
Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are used in the treatment of rheumatic conditions, but are they safe to use during pregnancy? A new study examines the possible fetal effects.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Most drugs for treating adult Covid patients not recommended for kids: Government guidelines
About the treatment of children, the guidelines by the Union Health Ministry said most drugs used in adults such as ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, favipiravir and antibiotics such as doxycycline or azithromycin have not been tested on children for prevention or treatment of Covid infection among them. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mitigating the impacts of COVID-19: where are the mental health trials?, Lancet Psychiatry
COVID-19 prompted rapid mobilisation of health services and medical science in the face of unprecedented challenges. When COVID-19 emerged in 2020, medical science delivered, and delivered quickly. Using large-scale multicentre trials, researchers in partnership with health services established the ability of cheap and scalable interventions (such as corticosteroids) to save lives, and rapidly showed the futility of anecdotally endorsed repurposed drugs (such as hydroxychloroquine). The effectiveness of vaccinations was quickly established in phase 2 and 3 trials, providing the confidence to roll out successful vaccine pro...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Britain records 2,694 new Covid cases; Dominic Cummings criticises government over lockdowns
Germany to bar visitors from UK over Covid variants of concern; sewage samplesbeing tested across Englandto monitor Covid variantsMore than 50m Covid vaccine doses given in EnglandScientist faces legal action for challenging hydroxychloroquine studyNepal calls new elections amid worsening Covid outbreakBrazil: Bolsonaro never wanted vaccines, says senatorSee all our coronavirus coverage7.28pmBSTMore than 35,000 Roman Catholic pilgrims flocked to an open-air shrine in Romania for a centuries-old procession that had been previously cancelled last year due to the pandemic.AP reports, The service in Sumuleu Ciuc, located in Ro...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Edna Mohamed (now) and Clea Skopeliti , Nadeem Badshah (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news

World expert in scientific misconduct faces legal action for challenging integrity of hydroxychloroquine study
Australian and international scientists publish open letter defending Dr Elisabeth Bik and calling for science whistleblowers to be protected (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anthony Fauci, 100 Days Into the Biden Administration, Is Finally Getting to Do His Job
When Dr. Anthony Fauci arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for his first White House press briefing under the new Biden Administration, he could see things would be different. It was the day after the Inauguration, and President Joe Biden was eager to get the country’s COVID-19 response back on track. Five minutes before he addressed the public, Fauci spoke with the new President. “He said, ‘I want you to just go and tell the science, explain to people that if we make mistakes, we’re going to fix the mistakes and we’re not going to dwell on the mistakes. Let science be communicated to the public...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Major differences in COVID patient care caused by insufficient data, misleading advice
While there was extensive use of drug repurposing throughout the first 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was substantial heterogeneity over the types of drugs used for treatment purposes globally. Some drugs, including hydroxychloroquine, saw sharp declines in use, while adjunctive therapies grew into a more relied upon method for patient management. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Prophylaxis against covid-19: living systematic review and network meta-analysis, BMJ
Review (11 RCT's) found hydroxychloroquine prophylaxis has trivial to no effect on hospital admission and mortality, probably increases adverse effects and probably does not reduce risk of COVID; it is highly uncertain ivermectin with iota-carrageenan or alone reduces infection risk. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Prolongs QT Interval Independent of Other Factors COVID-19 Prolongs QT Interval Independent of Other Factors
COVID-19 infection can prolong corrected QTc in hospitalized patients, even in the absence of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Contested effects and chaotic policies: the 2020 story of (hydroxy) chloroquine for treating COVID19, Cochrane Library
Cochrane Review by Bhagteshwar Singh and colleagues definitively concludes that hydroxychloroquine has no clinical benefit in treating COVID ‐19 in hospitalized patients. 2 External 0 0 0 [ false https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.ED000151/full#ED000151-bib-0001 true false%> 2 External 0 0 0 1 false https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.ED000151/full#ED000151-bib-0001 true false%>] The dissemination of information on these drugs in the scientific press and other media has been rapid and tumultuous with strong and polarized opinions among scientists, politicians, and the ge...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine valid option in autoantibody-negative rheumatoid arthritis
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

After one year attacking vaccine efforts and promoting hydroxychloroquine, Bolsonaro makes a TV statement lying about his goverment actions
President changes tone on the day that Brazil registers more than 3,000 deaths by Covid and declares 2021 year of the vaccine (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Efficacy and safety outcomes of proposed randomized controlled trials investigating hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine during the early stages of the COVID19 pandemic, BJCP
Analysis found that the 51 registered RCTs investigating hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine during the early stages of the COVID ‐19 pandemic included heterogeneous and insufficient approaches to measure efficacy/effectiveness and safety relevant to patients and clinical practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Quinism Foundation Encourages Those Injured by Hydroxychloroquine...
The Foundation has Written to Newly Confirmed Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, Encouraging Liberal Consideration of Claims under the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program(PRWeb March 19, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/the_quinism_foundation_encourages_those_injured_by_hydroxychloroquine_and_related_quinoline_antimalarial_drugs_to_file_timely_claims_for_government_compensation/prweb17811259.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cochrane Library Editorial - Contested effects and chaotic policies: the 2020 story of (hydroxy) chloroquine for treating COVID-19
During the past 12 months chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have been touted as cures for COVID-19 and introduced into Covid-19 treatment protocols. This has led to increases in demand, leaving some rheumatoid arthritis and lupus patients deprived of effective treatments.A newly publishedCochrane Library Editorial explores the story of the assessment of  chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine efficacy and the lessons learnt. This Editorial publishes alongside the  recently published review published in the Cochrane Library   that concludes that hydroxychloroquine   has no clinical benefit in...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine for prevention and treatment of COVID19, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Review (12 RCTs; n= 8569) found hydroxychloroquine has minimal effect on risk of mortality, no effect on progression to mechanical ventilation, and is associated with triple the number of adverse events vs placebo, therefore no further treatment trials should be carried out. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The end of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19
(University of Washington School of Medicine/UW Medicine) A year ago, infectious disease doctor Christine Johnston was leading a study on the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of people with COVID-19. A year later, her team published results that showed the drug -- once a political football -- had no effect. Johnston talks about lessons learned under the world spotlight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WHO Recommends Against Hydroxychloroquine To Prevent Covid-19, Oklahoma Is Stuck With Piles Of It
Oklahoma is apparently trying to negotiate a return of 1.2 million hydroxychloroquine pills that the state purchased last year for around $2 million. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma Source Type: news

WHO Advises Against Hydroxychloroquine to Prevent COVID-19 WHO Advises Against Hydroxychloroquine to Prevent COVID-19
The recommendations are based on evidence from six randomised controlled trials involving over 6,000 participants with and without known exposure to a person with COVID-19 infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Societies Issue Joint Statement on Safe Use of HCQ Societies Issue Joint Statement on Safe Use of HCQ
Hydroxychloroquine can be used safely and effectively with attention to dosing, risk factors, and screening, but communication among physicians, patients, and eye care specialists is key.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO panel issues strong advice against hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19
The drug hydroxychloroquine, once touted by former U.S. president Donald Trump as a pandemic "game-changer," should not be used to prevent COVID-19 and has no meaningful effect on patients already infected, a World Health Organization expert panel said on Tuesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

WHO panel: Hydroxychloroquine should not be used to prevent COVID-19
The anti-inflammatory drug hydroxychloroquine should not be used to prevent COVID-19, according to a new recommendation from the World... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news