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Tag: Hydroxychloroquine

Remdesivir, Hydroxychloroquine Show No Antiviral Effect Against COVID-19: Study
Remdesivir, Hydroxychloroquine Show No Antiviral Effect Against COVID-19: Study

There was a significant decrease in SARS-CoV-2 load in the oropharynx during the first week in all treatment groups, with similar decreases in 10-day viral loads.

WHO Discontinues Trial Of Hydroxychloroquine, Lopinavir/Ritonavir For Covid-19 Treatment

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Saturday that it was discontinuing hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms for its Solidarity Trial, citing little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalised Covid-19 patients. The WHO said the decision was in light of the evidence from the Solidarity Trial interim results. “These interim trial results show […]

COVID-19 Research: Lancet retracts controversial hydroxychloroquine paper

New York: In the first major research scandal to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, The Lancet, one of the world’s most influential medical science journals, has retracted a research paper by four authors Dr. Mandeep R. Mehra, Dr. Frank Ruschitzka, Dr Amit N. Patel and Dr. Sapan Desai who reported that malaria drugs chloroquine and […]

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No Major Side-Effects Of HCQ, Should Be Continued As COVID-19 Preventive Treatment: ICMR

New Delhi: No major side-effects of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) have been found in studies in India and its use should be continued in preventive treatment for COVID-19, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Tuesday. The ICMR’s statement came against the backdrop of the World Health Organization (WHO) suspending the testing of the drug […]

COVID-19 Treatment: ICMR Issues Revised Advisory On Use Of Hydroxychloroquine

New Delhi: A revised government advisory on Friday recommended the use of hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medication for asymptomatic healthcare workers working in non-COVID-19 hospitals, frontline staff on surveillance duty in containment zones and paramilitary/police personnel involved in coronavirus infection-related activities. As was mentioned in the earlier advisory, the drug against the infection is also […]

US President Donald Trump
Took HCQ after valet tested Covid-19 positive, says Donald Trump

New York: President Donald Trump says he began taking hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) “as a frontline defence” after his valet and Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary tested positive for COVID-19. After the two of them tested positive, “I thought, you know, from my standpoint, not a bad time to take it, because we had the combination […]

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COVID-19: FDA Warns Against Use Of Hydroxychloroquine Pills

Washington: At a time when hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is being touted as a ‘wonder drug’ to treat critical Covid-19 patients, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday issued fresh guidelines, cautioning people against over-the-counter use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for Covid-19 outside of the hospital setting or a clinical trial due to the risk […]

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Drug Controller General permits clinical trial of convalescent plasma in COVID-19 patients

New Delhi: The central drug regulator has given its go-ahead to a proposal by the Indian Council of Medical Research for the clinical trial of convalescent plasma in COVID-19 patients, as per the protocol developed by ICMR. The Drug Controller General of India said ICMR has submitted a list of institutes, which have shown an […]

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Fighting COVID-19: UN Secretary-General 'salutes' India's international aid

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres salutes India and all countries that are helping others in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, according to his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric. Asked by a reporter at his daily briefing on Thursday about India sending aid to several countries facing the COVID-19 pandemic, Dujarric said: “The secretary-general calls for global […]

Containment ops to be scaled down if no secondary COVID-19 case for 4 weeks: Govt

New Delhi: Containment operations will be scaled down if no secondary positive case of COVID-19 is reported from a quarantine zone for at least four weeks after the last confirmed test has been isolated and all his contacts have been followed up for 28 days, the Union Health Ministry said. According to the ministry’s “Updated […]

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COVID-19: Enough stock of hydroxychloroquine in India: Centre

New Delhi: The government on Friday said that there is enough stock of hydroxychloroquine in the country and it is taking all steps to ensure that there is no shortage of the drug in the domestic market. India is the biggest manufacturer of the anti-malarial drug that is being touted as ‘game changer’ in the […]

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COVID-19: US starts clinical trial of HCQ for coronavirus treatment

Washington: A clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug, for the treatment of adults hospitalized with COVID-19 (coronavirus) have begun in the United States, according to a release of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Thursday. The first participants have enrolled in the trial at Vanderbilt University Medical […]

COVID-19: US President Trump praises, thanks PM Modi profusely for HCQ

New Delhi/Washington: The US president Donald Trump on Thursday profusely praised and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his decision to supply hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), the anti-malaria drug used for COVID-19 (coronavirus) disease, to some of the most affected nations. In his morning tweet, Donald Trump said, “Extraordinary times require even closer cooperation between friends. Thank […]

Column: Why A Nationwide Extension Of ‘Lockdown’ Will Be Disastrous

By Sandeep Sahu It seems we have little choice but to brace for a fresh spell of ‘lockdown’ – a state we Indians, with the exception of the people of Jammu & Kashmir, had no previous experience of till a month ago, but now know like the back of our palm. The modern day ‘Battle […]

Would be surprised if India doesn't allow export of Hydroxychloroquine to US: Donald Trump
Would be surprised if India doesn't allow export of Hydroxychloroquine to US: Donald Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said he would be surprised if India did not allow the export of Hydroxychloroquine tablets to the United States despite a request made to New Delhi over the subject. Last week Trump said that he has sought help from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow the sale of Hydroxychloroquine […]

Trump requests PM Modi to release Hydroxychloroquine ordered by US
COVID-19: Donald Trump requests PM Modi to release Hydroxychloroquine ordered by US

Washington: President Donald Trump has said that he has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release the amount of Hydroxychloroquine ordered by the United States after India last month banned the drugs for exports. Trump said that he spoke to Prime Minister Modi on Saturday morning and made a request to release Hydroxycholoroquine for the […]

Govt restricts sale of 'hydroxychloroquine' amid coronavirus outbreak
Govt restricts sale of 'hydroxychloroquine' amid coronavirus outbreak

New Delhi: The Centre has restricted sale and distribution of “hydroxychloroquine” declaring it as an essential drug to treat the COVID-19 patients and meet the requirements of emergency arising due to the pandemic. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday made the announcement making it clear that the order “shall come into force […]

COVID-19 outbreak: Govt bans export Of Hydroxychloroquine

New Delhi: In the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak has affected nearly 40,00,00 people globally, the Centre has banned the export of Hydroxychloroquine, an anti-Malaria drug which is believed to work as a medicine for treating Coronavirus infected patients as well, with immediate effect. According to a late-night notification by the Ministry of Commerce […]

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ICMR Warns Against COVID-19 Tests On Suspicion, Hydroxychloroquine Sans Prescription

New Delhi: A senior scientist of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) warned people against conducting COVID-19 tests on suspicion and using hydroxychloroquine against coronavirus without medical prescription. Speaking to the media at a press conference, Raman Gangakhedkar (scientist) said, “Do not go for COVID-19 test just on suspicion or consume hydroxychloroquine medicine without […]

COVID-19 Treatment: ICMR Recommends Hydroxychloroquine For Patient Carers, Healthcare Workers

New Delhi: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director Balrama Bhargava recommended using Hydroxychloroquine for treatment of healthcare workers engaged in tackling the suspected as well as confirmed cases of coronavirus. The medicine is also effective in COVID-19 treatment of the asymptomatic household contacts of the lab-confirmed cases. The treatment protocol recommended by the National […]