The first study claiming HCQ is effective against COVID was criticised by science fraud expert Elisabeth Bik, who questioned the ethics, timelines for the trials, a lack of randomisation for patients and missing data
It is also important for the medical community to remain updated on the current guidelines and accommodate the new changes that occur from time to time
Like anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine — so far unproven by clinical trials — ivermectin is widely available and cheap.
It has been advised against using HCQ and drugs that affect the immune system which studies have found ineffective against the virus.
Researchers warned that 'Favipiravir is not a panacea', since it wasn't specifically developed for coronaviruses.
The results of the study, published by NEJM, showed that COVID-19 patients who did not need mechanical ventilation to begin with had a higher likelihood of needing ventilation or dying when they were put on hydroxychloroquine
Recovered COVID-19 patients should donate plasma soon, antibodies may decline in 2-4 months, scientists say
While many of us are doing our part during this pandemic by staying at home, doctors and other healthcare workers are working tirelessly to take care of the COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals
Since inflammation and pneumonia are two of the features of SARS-CoV-2 infection, some experts have been suggesting the use of HCQ and azithromycin to treat COVID-19.
When Donald Trump restarted his coronavirus briefings last week after shutting them down in April, he largely hewed to a script, urging Americans to wear masks and practice social distancing
Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro says latest coronavirus test came back negative, posts picture with hydroxychloroquine
He'd spent many weekends since the pandemic began in close proximity to supporters, sometimes without wearing a mask.
Retractions and controversies over coronavirus research show that the process of science is working as it should
The urgency to find solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic certainly contributed to the publication of sloppy and possibly fraudulent science.
Hydroxychloroquine, dexamethasone, remdesivir: Studies offer proof of which COVID-19 drugs really work
Sixty percent of patients given HCQ were less likely to leave the hospital alive within 28 days versus the 63 percent given usual care.
Coronavirus Updates: WHO says COVID-19 spread 'more than doubled' in last 6 weeks; 12 mn new cases today
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Due to the rising cases of coronavirus in the Kalyan, Dombivali, Thane areas, the municial corporations on Friday extended the lockdown that was to end on 12 July to 19 July.
A forceful critic of stay-at-home measures, Bolsonaro has shunned masks and derided the coronavirus as a 'little flu'.
Will 'recover swiftly' due to hydroxychloroquine, says Jair Bolsonaro day after testing positive for COVID-19
Bolsonaro posted a video on Facebook of him taking a dose of hydroxychloroquine, a day after he tested positive for COVID-19.
Regeneron begins phase III trials of REGN-COV2; here's how antibody cocktail can help COVID-19 patients
Currently, the antibody cocktail, developed by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Regeneron, is in the phase 2 treatment trials stage
WHO COVID-19 Trial drops hydroxychloroquine, HIV combo lopinavir/ritonavir after 'lack of evidence' in hospitalised patients
Hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir produced little or no reduction in the mortality in hospitalized patients compared to standard of care, the trial concluded.
Health ministry allows home isolation for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, bars elderly with comorbidities
According to the revised COVID-19 norms, the health ministry has made allowances for asymptomatic patients to quarantine at home as long as they have the requisite self-isolation facilities.
COVID-19 treatment: Fabiflu by Glenmark, HCQ, Remdesivir and other drugs that are being used to treat coronavirus patients
Favipiravir is an antiviral drug which was developed by a Japanese pharma company, Fujifilm Toyama Chemical, to treat influenza.
Treating COVID-19: As widely-available steroid dexamethasone raises hopes, a look at other potential treatments in trials already
So far there are no approved treatments for the coronavirus infection which has claimed more than 443,000 lives globally and 9,900 in India alone