Trump Suggests ‘Deep State’ At FDA Is Delaying Covid-19 Coronavirus Vaccine Testing
Trump also tweeted about the FDA's hydroxychloroquine decision. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Editors' Pick editors-pick pharma Source Type: news

Anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine does NOT prevent people from contracting coronavirus
A new study found about 34.6% of patients with lupus and/or rheumatoid arthritis taking the drug contracted coronavirus, just about as many as those with the conditions who didn't fall ill. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Doctors Battle Another Scourge: Misinformation
Physicians say they regularly treat people more inclined to believe what they read on Facebook than what a medical professional tells them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Satariano Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Rumors and Misinformation Doctors Social Media Hydroxychloroquine (Drug) Emergency Medical Treatment Twitter American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Source Type: news

After Hydroxychloroquine, Trump Is Now Seeking To Get Another Unproven Drug Approved By The FDA: Report
A senior Trump administration official said attempts to push the product, reportedly endorsed by Ben Carson and CEO of MyPillow, should give American “no comfort at night” in the midst of the pandemic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Isabel Togoh, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Leadership /leadership Editors' Pick editors-pick Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

New study: Hydroxychloroquine ineffective as a preventive antiviral against COVID-19
(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have added to the growing body of understanding about how hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is not a possible defense against COVID-19. Specifically, they found that HCQ is not effective in preventing COVID-19 in patients with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), suggesting a broader interpretation of HCQ as ineffective preventive medicine for the general population. Their findings were recently published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

More than 100 Americans have died after taking hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19
In the first six months of 293 people died after taking hydroxychloroquine, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's review of FDA data. More than half took it to treat coronavirus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Doubling Down' on Hydroxychloroquine QT Prolongation in COVID-19'Doubling Down' on Hydroxychloroquine QT Prolongation in COVID-19
Patients had progressively longer QT intervals with hydroxychloroquine plus azithromycin but also frequently received other drugs that had QT-prolonging effects in a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine could save tens of thousands of lives from Covid-19 but it's been politicised
British researchers behind the only large global trial of hydroxychloroquine as a prophylaxis say their work is in jeopardy because the drug has become politicised thanks to Donald Trump. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine being 'discarded prematurely', say scientists
Clinicians from global study say controversy around the drug is stopping them completing their study. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine RCTs:'Ethically, the Choice Is Clear'Hydroxychloroquine RCTs:'Ethically, the Choice Is Clear '
The vast majority of studies on hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19 are observational, but randomization is what shows its true effect, says Dr F. Perry Wilson.Medscape (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 5, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Investigates Drug Stores Over Covid-19 Drugs Price Hike
[Premium Times] Federal authorities in Nigeria are investigating some drug stores in the country over outrageous hiking of prices of hydroxychloroquine, a controversial anti-malaria drug used for COVID-19 treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The US sent Brazil millions of hydroxychloroquine doses. Months later, they're still in storage
It was the kind of gift that should have come with a return slip. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Are We Still Talking About Hydroxychloroquine? Why Are We Still Talking About Hydroxychloroquine?
Dr Allan Block has had enough of the hydroxychloroquine debate."While hydroxychloroquine may have its uses for other disorders, at this point COVID-19 doesn ' t appear to be one of them," he says.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

What We Don ’t Know About COVID-19 Can Hurt Us
Countries around the world have introduced stringent control measures to stop COVID-19 outbreaks growing, but now many find themselves facing the same situation again. From Melbourne to Miami, the relaxation of measures had led to increasing flare-ups, which in some places has already meant reclosing schools, businesses or travel routes. Within the U.S. and among different countries, places with wildly varying public-health policies have experienced wildly diverse outcomes. Most ominously, infections are rising rapidly in many places where they once were falling. So how do countries avoid an indefinite, unsustainable, cycl...
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Kucharski Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Top Health Official: Time To ‘Move On’ From Hydroxychloroquine Efficacy Claims
There's "no evidence" to show the anti-malarial drug is effective in treating COVID-19, Adm. Brett Giroir said. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news