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Three of the authors of a study that found the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine was dangerous for hospitalized covid-19 patients retracted it Thursday, saying they could “no longer vouch for the veracity of the primary data sources.”
  • Jun 4, 2020
Work on many conditions is deemed nonessential, dismaying families who found hope in promising treatments.
  • Jun 4, 2020
A new trial showed that the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, touted repeated by the president, did not prevent healthy people from developing covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
  • Jun 3, 2020
The first tranche of 607,000 vials of remdesivir were delivered in some cases to the wrong hospitals, to hospitals with no ICUs and therefore no eligible patients, and to facilities with no available refrigeration, according to nine current and former senior administration officials.
  • May 28, 2020
An analysis of 96,000 patients shows those treated with hydroxychloroquine were also more likely to suffer irregular heart rhythms.
  • May 22, 2020
Trump administration said it has awarded a $354 million contract to a Virginia start-up that will manufacture a variety of generic drugs and their ingredients — including medicines used to treat covid-19 — at advanced manufacturing facilities in the United States.
  • May 19, 2020
Clinical trials, academic research and scientific analysis indicate that the danger of the drug is a significantly increased risk of death for certain patients, particularly those with heart problems.
  • May 18, 2020
Outside scientists say it’s dangerous to set public expectations on a timetable, given the scientific unknowns.
  • May 15, 2020
As the president continues to pitch hydroxychloroquine, several medical experts have called for the Food and Drug Administration to revoke its emergency use authorization.
  • May 15, 2020
The Senate health committee hearing will include the first congressional testimony from Anthony S. Fauci since President Trump declared the coronavirus crisis a national emergency.
  • May 12, 2020