COVID-19 study linking hydroxychloroquine, death risk retracted from medical journal

By Staff Reuters Posted June 4, 2020 3:50 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Three of the authors of an influential … Read More

Hydroxychloroquine doesn’t prevent COVID-19 in people exposed to the virus, study finds

Hydroxychloroquine is not effective in preventing the development of COVID-19 in people exposed to the novel coronavirus, a new study involving Canadian researchers concludes. The results are published today in … Read More

Medical journal questioning findings of hydroxychloroquine coronavirus study

British medical journal the Lancet on Tuesday said it had concerns about data behind an influential article that found hydroxychloroquine increased the risk of death in COVID-19 patients, a conclusion … Read More

WHO pauses hydroxychloroquine coronavirus trial over safety concerns

By Maria Cheng and Jamey Keaten The Associated Press Posted May 25, 2020 1:37 pm Updated May 25, 2020 1:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font … Read More

Coronavirus: Big study finds Trump-backed malaria drugs not helpful treatment

Malaria drugs pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump as treatments for the coronavirus did not help and were tied to a greater risk of death and heart rhythm problems in … Read More

Coronavirus: More than 40,000 health-care workers taking part in hydroxychloroquine trial

LONDON/BANGKOK — Healthcare workers in Britain and Thailand have started taking part in a trial to determine whether two anti-malarial drugs can prevent COVID-19, including one that U.S. President Donald … Read More

Trump mulls travel ban for Brazil as country’s coronavirus cases rise to 3rd in world

U.S. President Donald Trump said he’s considering banning travel from Brazil as the country continues to break daily records in reported coronavirus cases and deaths. Speaking to reporters at a … Read More

‘It doesn’t harm you’: Trump defends his hydroxychloroquine use as COVID-19 measure

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 … Read More

Trump’s use of malaria drug to prevent COVID-19 will likely be welcomed in India

U.S. President Donald Trump‘s declaration that he was taking an antimalarial drug of dubious effectiveness to help fend off the coronavirus will likely be welcomed in India. Trump’s previous endorsement … Read More

Trump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventative for COVID-19

U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that he is taking a malaria drug to lessen symptoms should he get the new coronavirus, even though the drug is unproven for fighting … Read More

Brazil loses second health minister in a month as coronavirus outbreak grows

Brazil lost its second health minister in a month on Friday after President Jair Bolsonaro demanded wider use of unproven anti-malarial drugs to fight the coronavirus outbreak, adding to turmoil … Read More

Coronavirus: Health Canada issues warning on hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine use

Canadian health officials working to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus are warning against the use of two drugs touted some as a possible treatment for COVID-19. Health Canada … Read More

Quebec doctor concerned by hydroxychloroquine shortage after patients denied treatment

It’s been touted as a “miracle drug” in the fight against COVID-19. But experts across Canada are now warning against the use of hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of the disease … Read More

Coronavirus: Debate over using anti-malaria drug to treat virus heats up in U.S.

Hydroxychloroquine is officially approved for treating malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, but not COVID-19. Small, preliminary studies have suggested it might help prevent the new coronavirus from entering cells and possibly help patients clear the virus sooner. But those have shown mixed results.

Don’t trust Trump’s coronavirus ‘cure,’ says widow of man poisoned by chloroquine

A newly widowed Arizona woman in intensive care is urging Americans to take medical advice from doctors — and not U.S. President Donald Trump — after her husband died from … Read More

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