Study Reassures on HCQ Heart Risks in Rheumatoid Arthritis
(MedPage Today) -- Among U.S. veterans receiving hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as long-term therapy for rheumatoid arthritis, development of long QT syndrome was rare and not markedly more common compared with similar patients treated with other agents... (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - September 2, 2022 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

House oversight subcommittee report says Trump officials had pressure campaign on hydroxychloroquine, other FDA issues
Trump administration officials had a "crusade against (the US Food and Drug Administration that) resulted in damaging consequences for the coronavirus response," the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, led by Democrats, said in a report released Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Panel: Trump staffers pushed unproven COVID treatment at FDA
A special House panel looking into the government's coronavirus response says the Trump White House tried to pressure U.S. health experts into reauthorizing the drug hydroxychloroquine that had been discredited as a COVID-19 treatment (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Delaware Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Distributing Hydroxychloroquine and Other Prescription Drugs
FDA OCI, Jose Torres, Shelbyville, Delaware, guilty plea, conspiracy, unlicensed, wholesale, distribution, prescription, drugs, Rx, hydroxychloroquine, Covid-19, pandemic, markup, significant, fear, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - August 19, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Vladimir Zelenko, 48, Dies; Promoted an Unfounded Covid Treatment
A self-described “simple country doctor,” he won national attention in 2020 when the White House embraced his hydroxychloroquine regimen. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Clay Risen Tags: Zelenko, Vladimir Deaths (Obituaries) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hydroxychloroquine (Drug) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Research Trump, Donald J Kiryas Joel (NY) Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

HCQ for RA: Not a Great Idea?
(MedPage Today) -- Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) appeared less safe from a cardiovascular standpoint than methotrexate in older patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), analysis of Medicare data indicated. Among RA patients 65 and older with a history... (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - June 28, 2022 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine Risk Found in Some Older Patients With RA Hydroxychloroquine Risk Found in Some Older Patients With RA
Hydroxychloroquine initiation in older patients with rheumatoid arthritis and heart failure was associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular events compared with methotrexate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

U.S. report on COVID response says Atlas strategy caused deaths
A new report issued by a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on the Trum...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Probe of COVID pandemic response puts Atlas back in news Report: Scott Atlas deletes Twitter account Washington Post article highlights Atlas role in COVID-19 response Atlas resigns as White House COVID-19 adviser Atlas urges Michigan to 'rise up' against COVID-19 rulesComments: 6/22/2022 3:25:23 PMJochem Quiet frankly, I am a bit tired of all the experts sitting in their well paid science labs and making these allegations AFTER, or in retrospect.  That's like predicting a baseball ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 22, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID-19
Is ivermectin effective for COVID ‐19? Updated Cochrane review'Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID ‐19 'Key messagesWe found no evidence to support the use of ivermectin for treating COVID ‐19 or preventing SARS‐CoV‐2 infection. The evidence base improved slightly in this update, but is still limited.Evaluation of ivermectin is continuing in 31 ongoing trials, and we will update this review again when their results become available.  What is ivermectin?Ivermectin is a medicine used to treat parasites, such as intestinal parasites in animals, and scabies in humans. It is inexpensive and is widely used in...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 21, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Doctor Selling COVID-19 “Cure” Sentenced to Prison
FDA OCI, Jennings Ryan Staley, M.D., Covid-19, cure, coronavirus, miracle cure, pandemic, smuggle, hydroxychloroquine, mislabel, yam extract, Skinny Beach Med Spa, treatment kit, China, magic bullet, lying, Federal agent, 100% effective cure, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - June 1, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Doc Gets Prison for COVID 'Cure'; Proton Therapy Gold Rush; Blackfeet Opioid Crisis
(MedPage Today) -- Welcome to the latest edition of Investigative Roundup, highlighting some of the best investigative reporting on healthcare each week. Doctor Who Promised COVID Cure Gets Jail Time A California doctor who prescribed hydroxychloroquine... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 1, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The U.S. Failed Miserably on COVID-19. Canada Shows It Didn ’t Have to Be That Way
646,970 lives. This is the number of Americans who would be alive today if the United States had the same per capita death rate from COVID-19 as our northern neighbor, Canada. Reflect for a moment on the sheer magnitude of the lives lost. 646,970 is more than the entire population of Detroit. And it is more than the total number of American lives lost in World War I, World War II, and Vietnam combined. No country is more similar to the U.S. than Canada, whose economy and culture are closely intertwined with our own. Yet faced with a life-threatening pandemic of historic proportions, Canada showed far greater success in pro...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jerome Karabel Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The U.S. Failed Miserably on COVID-19. Canada Shows It Didn ’ t Have to Be That Way
646,970 lives. This is the number of Americans who would be alive today if the United States had the same per capita death rate from COVID-19 as our northern neighbor, Canada. Reflect for a moment on the sheer magnitude of the lives lost. 646,970 is more than the entire population of Detroit. And it is more than the total number of American lives lost in World War I, World War II, and Vietnam combined. No country is more similar to the U.S. than Canada, whose economy and culture are closely intertwined with our own. Yet faced with a life-threatening pandemic of historic proportions, Canada showed far greater success in pro...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jerome Karabel Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Advances in the Clinical Use of Hydroxychloroquine Levels Advances in the Clinical Use of Hydroxychloroquine Levels
What role could the assessment of hydroxychloroquine levels have in the management of patients with lupus?Current Opinion in Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Strange Return Of Ivermectin And Hydroxychloroquine: Republicans Push Drug In State Bills
Republican legislators in Ohio, Tennessee, New Hampshire, Kansas and elsewhere want to expand access to disproven Covid-19 treatments like ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 3, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zachary Snowdon Smith, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Policy /policy Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news