Barely any of the doctors accused of spreading COVID-19 misinformation were ever disciplined, the Washington Post found
Many of the complaints alleged that doctors promoted hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, neither of which are effective or safe treatments for COVID-19. George Frey/Reuters Nearly 500 doctors had complaints filed against them over spreading COVID-19 misinformation. But only 4% received disciplinary…#georgefreyreuters #donaldtrump #florida (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Straw-Man Argument Against California's COVID Misinfo Law
(MedPage Today) -- An article in the South Carolina Post and Courier in early 2022 recounts how a patient levied grave accusations against his physician. The doctor was accused of persistently trivializing the dangers of COVID, recommending hydroxychloroquine... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 9, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The use and safety risk of repurposed drugs for COVID-19 patients: lessons learned utilizing the Food and Drug Administration's Adverse Event Reporting System - Alsuhaibani DS, Edrees HH, Alshammari TM.
This study was designed to assess the disproportionality analyses of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) related to hydroxychloroquine and remdesivir and how ADR reporting fluctuated during the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: A retrospective obse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study Falsely Linking Hydroxychloroquine To Increased Deaths Frequently Cited Even After Retraction
Authored by Jessie Zhang via Thje Epoch Times (emphasis ours), An Australian and Swedish investigation has found that among the hundreds of COVID-19 research papers that have been withdrawn, a…#jessiezhang #thjeepochtimes #australian #swedish #mochashutterstock #linköpinguniversity #retraction #medicineshoppe #markmoran #citizensvoice (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 3, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Severe HCQ Nonadherence Linked to Worse SLE Outcomes Severe HCQ Nonadherence Linked to Worse SLE Outcomes
Severe nonadherence to hydroxychloroquine in patients with lupus is associated with an increased risk of flare, organ damage, and mortality within 5 years, leading experts to advise routine testing.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - May 26, 2023 Category: Dermatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Misinterpretation of Clinical Research Findings and COVID-19 Mortality
The pandemic period witnessed an unprecedented pace of research, but some findings led to recommendations later associated with excess mortality (e.g. FDA approval of hydroxychloroquine). Authors urge for greater attention to biological plausibility to prevent future missteps. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ What Price Was My Father ’ s Life Worth? ’ Right-Wing Doctors Are Still Peddling Dubious COVID Drugs
Julie Moore keeps an orange plastic bottle on her desk in Gas City, Indiana, with 14 round white pills. The other 21, she says, killed her father. Moore remembers laughing when she first heard on the news that people were taking ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug commonly used as a livestock dewormer, to treat COVID-19. She never expected her father, a career pharmacist, to become one of them. Over the course of the pandemic, Moore’s father started watching online videos of doctors in white coats who claimed that alternative COVID treatments were being used effectively in India. He told his skeptical children that th...
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vera Bergengruen Tags: Uncategorized feature Misinformation & Disinformation uspoliticspolicy Source Type: news

Contentious COVID-19 Drugs Are All Anti-Malarial: May Not Be A Coincidence
Authored by Marina Zhang via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), The COVID-19 recommendations hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, and now artemisinin all have one thing in common: They are antimalarial drugs or have such…#marinazhang #epochtimes #malariaversuscovid19 #malaria #plasmodium #severalcommonalities #similarreceptors #ace2 #cd147 #joseluisabreu (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research adds insights into preeclampsia, a deadly pregnancy complication
A new study has uncovered a possible mechanism for how this potentially life-threatening condition occurs and the potential for hydroxychloroquine to treat it. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 14, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Stella Immanuel Highest U.S. Prescriber of Ivermectin and HCQ
(MedPage Today) -- Stella Immanuel, MD, was the nation's top prescriber of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin over the past 2 years, a MedPage Today analysis of prescription data has found. In 2021, Immanuel wrote just over 69,000 prescriptions... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 2, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Dead Patient Sues America's Frontline Doctors Over HCQ; Pair Accused of Bilking Doc
(MedPage Today) -- A Nevada patient who died after taking hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is suing America's Frontline Doctors and the physician who prescribed him the medication. The estate of Jeremy Parker accused the organization and the doctor, Medina... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 9, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Best Estimates Made for Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy Risk Best Estimates Made for Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy Risk
Hydroxychloroquine dosing and retinopathy risk have long been a concern with its use. A new, comprehensive study finds that retinopathy diagnosis with cumulative dosing is actually low.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 17, 2023 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Risk for Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy 8.6 Percent at 15 Years
TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2023 -- The overall risk for hydroxychloroquine retinopathy is 8.6 percent after 15 years, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Ronald B. Melles, M.D., from Kaiser Permanente Northern... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 17, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Addition of Immunomodulators Cuts Vascular Inflammation in RA
MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2022 -- For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the addition of a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor (TNFi) or addition of sulfasalazine and hydroxychloroquine (triple therapy) to methotrexate results in clinically important... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 12, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ACR: Low-Dose Hydroxychloroquine Tied to More Hospitalizations for Lupus Flares
FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2022 -- Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who are treated with lower doses of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) have an increased risk for hospitalizations for SLE flares, according to a study presented at the annual meeting... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news