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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“Committed To Fighting Pandemic”: PM On Brazil President’s “Thank You”

PM Modi tweeted to President Jair Bolsonaro after India helped Brazil produce hydroxychloroquine New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said this morning that India’s partnership with Brazil was “stronger than ever in these challenging times”. The Prime Minister was responding to a comment by Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro thanking “the people of India” for allowing […]

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Netanyahu thanks PM Modi for delivering hydroxychloroquine to Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday thanked his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for rushing a five-tonne cargo of medicines, including anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, seen as a possible cure for COVID-19. “Thank you, my dear friend @narendramodi, Prime Minister of India, for sending Chloroquine to Israel. All the citizens of Israel thank you!”, Netanyahu said […]

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Blog: If HCQ Is Really A ‘Gamechanger’, India Musn’t Export It

Winston Churchill once said that “gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.” Now, Churchill himself mostly drank whisky – 3-4 ounces at 11 am, teatime and bedtime. This strict health regimen was accompanied by some champagne, wine and brandy to wash down lunch and dinner. […]

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“We Shall Win This Together”: PM After Trump Thanks Him For Drug Export

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has replied to Donald Trump after the US President thanked India for clearing the export of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug believed effective in the treatment of coronavirus. “India shall do everything possible to help humanity’s fight against COVID-19. We shall win this together,” PM Modi tweeted. Thanking India and […]

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