FDA rescinds approval for use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients, says risks outweighs the benefits
In a separate announcement, the FDA has warned doctors against prescribing the HCQ in combination with remdesivir, the other drug shown to help COVID-19 patients.
FDA said it was no longer reasonable to believe that oral formulations of HCQ maybe effective in treating the illness caused by COVID-19.
US FDA withdraws emergency use of chloroquine and HCQ for COVID-19 treatment, says anti-malaria drugs may not be effective in curing virus
The US food and drug regulatory body, FDA, on Monday withdrew the emergency use authorisation of anti-malarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of COVID-19 patients after concluding that they may not be effective to cure the virus infections.
Remdesivir mimics the genetic material of the coronavirus and prevents new virus copies from being produced.
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) study shows increased mortality in COVID-19 patients just as ICMR widens its use in India
The study suggests that HCQ should not be used against COVID-19 outside of clinical trials at this point.
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Fraudulent documents and certificates are used to traffic counterfeit products related to coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus India Roundup, April 30: Over 1,700 cases in the last 24 hours, plan to use malaria drug in Dharavi on hold
At last count, 33,610 people had tested positive for COVID-19 and the death toll is now 1,075. About 1,718 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.
Coronavirus Global Roundup April 14: Nearly 2 million cases, Russia braces for impact, China approves 2 more vaccines for clinical trials
The world is now approaching two million COVID-19 cases; at last count, 1.93 million people had been infected, and over 120,000 have died.
A small trial finds that hydroxychloroquine is not effective for treating Coronavirus infected patients
People suffering from malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are facing shortages due to the belief that hydroxychloroquine can cure COVID-19.
COVID-19 update: India reports 146 new cases in just one day, ICMR maintains rate of infection in the country is still low and more
The ICMR chief Dr Gangakhedkar maintained that the rate of infection in the country is still low, especially when compared to the United States.
Coronavirus Outbreak: US reports 10,000 cases, 130 deaths in a day; Trump warns against hoarding of medicines, protective gear
The US also for the first time registered over 130 deaths in a day due to coronavirus, taking the total number of fatalities to 550 by Monday night.
In approving hydroxychloroquine, ICMR emphasized that it was only for health workers and caregivers treating sick family members.
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As of 2017, India accounted for only 4 percent of all the malaria cases reported worldwide.