Donald Trump Feeling “Absolutely Great” After Taking Hydroxychloroquine: White House

Trump has called hydroxychloroquine a “game-changer” drug in the fight against the coronavirus. Washington: US President Donald Trump is feeling “absolutely great” after taking a two-week dose of antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine and will take it again if he thinks he is exposed to the coronavirus, a top White House official has said. Hydroxychloroquine sulfate was […]

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France halts hydroxychloroquine use for Covid-19 cases: Govt

French doctors are no longer allowed to use hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19 cases, according to new government rules Wednesday, after two French advisory bodies said the drug could pose serious health risks. Use of the drug, normally a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, has proven controversial after some prominent doctors and even US President […]

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HCQ Should Be Used For COVID-19, Says Indian Medical Body After WHO Alert

ICMR has “clearly advised that HCQ should be taken with food, not on empty stomach”. New Delhi: Indian researchers have not found any major side-effects of hydroxychloroquine or HCQ and its use should be continued in preventive treatment for COVID-19, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Tuesday. The top medical body’s statement […]

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Top Medical Body ICMR Issues Revised Advisory On Use Of Anti-Malarial Drug Hydroxychloroquine

Top medical bdy ICMR has issued a revised advisory on use of Hydroxychloroquine for healthcare workers New Delhi: A revised government advisory has recommended 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 […]

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Centre Expands Hydroxychloroquine As Prophylactic For Healthcare, Other Frontline Workers

Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malarial drug. (Representational) New Delhi: After some promising results on the efficacy of prophylactic use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) against COVID-19 infection, the Central government has expanded the use of the medicine as prophylaxis to healthcare and other frontline workers deployed in non-COVID and COVID area. The Union Health Ministry on Thursday revised […]

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‘My decision to make’: Trump defends criticised use of antimalarial drug HCQ for Covid-19

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 the unproven treatment with potentially fatal side effects. Trump’s revelation a day earlier that he was taking hydroxychloroquine caught many in his administration by surprise […]

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Taking anti-malaria drug to protect against Covid-19 for over a week: Trump

US President Donald Trump on Monday announced he has been taking the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine along with a zinc supplement he has touted as a game-changer in the battle against Covid-19 despite warnings of fatal side-effects issued by his own drug regulator, backed since by studies. “You’d be surprised at how many people are taking […]

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‘No benefit’ in hydroxychloroquine virus treatment: Studies

Treating COVID-19 patients with the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) had no positive effect and caused other health complications, two new studies showed Friday. The anti-inflammatory has been touted by US President Donald Trump among others as a potential “game changer”, after initial studies in lab settings showed it may be able to prevent the virus […]

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Trump admin officials ignored Covid-19 warnings, alleges fired American scientist

Top health officials of the Trump administration repeatedly warned the multiple warnings with regard to the coronavirus pandemic, including the alleged poor quality of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine from India and Pakistan, a fired American scientist has said in a whistleblower complaint. In a complaint filed on Tuesday before the US Office of Special Counsel, which […]

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Malaysia Minister Says India Cleared Drug Sale In COVID-19 Fight: Report

The centre had earlier put a hold on hydroxychloroquine exports to secure supplies. (Representational) Highlights India is the world’s largest producer of hydroxychloroquine Government agreed to sell hydroxychloroquine tablets to Malaysia Malaysia has 2nd highest number of infections in Southeast Asia New Delhi/Kuala Lumpur: The government has agreed to sell hydroxychloroquine tablets to Malaysia for […]

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