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FDA revokes emergency use of HCQ, CQ for COVID-19

FDA revokes emergency use of HCQ, CQ for COVID-19


New York:  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said it was withdrawing the emergency use authorization (EUA) of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for treating COVID-19 patients because data showed they "are unlikely to be effective" and had "serious side effects". Hydroxychloroquine was frequently touted by President Donald Trump, and he has claimed to have...

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COVID-19 study: Indian-origin Prof loses job


New York: Suspicions in the medical research scandal involving a little known health analytics company grew deeper after the termination of the faculty position of one of the Indian-origin co-authors of studies on the negative impact of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) that were retracted by two influential peer-reviewed journals. Amit Patel was one of the co-authors of both...

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India breaches 9,000 cases in a day, 6,075 deaths so far


New Delhi: With the worst surge of 9,304 cases in a day so far, the total tally of coronavirus cases in India mounted to 2,16,919, a Health Ministry data revealed on Thursday. Of the total cases 1,06,737 are active, while 1,04,107 persons have been cured and discharged from the hospitals. A total of 260 people died...

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‘Human trials for COVID-19 vaccine in India in 6 months’


New Delhi: As India ranked 10th in the global infection list, overtaking Iran, which was an early hotspot of coronavirus, India's top medical body has said the human trials of COVID-19 vaccine may begin at least in six months. Dr. Rajni Kant, Director Regional Medical Research Centre and Head at the Indian Council of Medical...

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WHO temporarily suspends trial of HCQ for Covid-19


After a large scale study flagged that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) offers no benefit to patients affected by coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that it has “temporarily” suspended clinical trials of the anti-malarial drug for Covid-19. The study published in the journal The Lancet indicated that hydroxychloroquine could increase mortality risk of Covid-19...

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After barrage of criticism, Trump explains why he is taking HCQ


New York: President Donald Trump says he began taking hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) "as a frontline defense" 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 of...