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Trump Urges Coronavirus Patients to Take Unproven Drug

Trump Urges Coronavirus Patients to Take Unproven Drug

President Trump said on Saturday that the federal government was placing millions of doses of a malaria drug in the federal stockpile of emergency medical supplies to make it available for coronavirus patients, even though the drug has not been approved for Covid-19 treatment and his top coronavirus advisers have …

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Critical Drug Shortages, In Memoriam

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 02, 2020 — Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today. Drug Shortages On the Front Line In addition to shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators, …

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Possible COVID Drug Can Be Toxic to Retinas

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

As we await evidence from multiple ongoing trials of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for the treatment of COVID-19, clinicians have had to make do with conflicting reports regarding its potential efficacy. Although HCQ is one of the safest drugs used for chronic rheumatic and autoimmune disorders, the current lack of a consensus regarding its optimal dosage for …

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COVID-19 Slows Drug Studies, Curbs Clinical Trials

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March 31, 2020 — When patients with terminal diagnoses run out of hope, they often turn to clinical trials for one more “Hail Mary pass” at a successful treatment or cure. Many in this situation have been extremely anxious over the last few weeks, with COVID-19 fears on top …

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Stroke Drug Could Help COVID-19 Patients

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For people very sick with COVID-19, access to a mechanical ventilator can mean life or death. Trouble is, they’re in short supply in the United Sates and around the world. Now, research suggests that a widely …

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COVID-19 Drug, Squatting, Laser Ultrasound

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 13, 2020 —  You may have recently seen articles about a man who recovered from COVID-19 after being treated with an HIV drug, why squatting is better than sitting, and the first human data for a laser ultrasound that could take …

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Not Ease Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After All

News Picture: Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Not Ease Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After All

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A small-scale clinical trial has cast doubt upon the potential usefulness of an anti-inflammatory drug to treat chronic fatigue syndrome. Doctors had hoped that anakinra (Kineret) — a medication for rheumatoid arthritis — also could be used to relieve …

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Non-Medical Use of Prescriptions Linked to Drug Abuse Risk

Pot Use Could Double Risk of Car Crash, Research Shows

MONDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News)—Among college students, non-medical use of frequently abused prescription drugs increases the risk of drug abuse, says a University of Michigan study. Researcher Sean Esteban McCabe asked 3,639 college students, average age 19.9 years, about their prescribed or non-prescribed use of four classes of prescription drugs—opioids, …

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Brain Tumor Drug May Help Spur Cancer’s Return

Brain Tumor Drug May Help Spur Cancer's Return

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) — Temozolomide, a standard treatment for brain cancer, may boost the aggressiveness of surviving cancer cells, making tumor recurrence more likely, a new study suggests. The research team, from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, have identified cells in …

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Oldest Epilepsy Drug Best for Children

Surgery Effective for Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

By Ed EdelsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) — A landmark comparison of three drugs widely used against the most common form of childhood epilepsy finds the oldest to be the most effective. The study of 453 children at 32 U.S. medical centers found that ethosuximide (Zarontin), one of …

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