Researchers Look To Old Drugs For A Possible Coronavirus Treatment – It Might Just Work
As Seen on Forbes.com:
The drug, hydroxychloroquine, sold under the brand name Plaquenil, was reported March 9 in Clinical Infectious Diseases journal to be effective at killing the virus in laboratory experiments. In a letter in Cell Discovery Wednesday, the study’s authors, mainly from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Wuhan, wrote, “(W)e predict that the drug has a good potential to combat the disease.”
Repurposing established drugs like Plaquenil — which was approved in 1955 — may be a quick, safe and economical way to attack emerging illnesses. In this vein, specialists have adapted long-standing leprosy and alcoholism drugs, for example, for patients suffering another global epidemic, Lyme disease.
As with the tick-borne illness, COVID physician-researchers have now taken laboratory findings – in which the organism was killed or reduced in petri dishes treated with selected drugs – and advanced to the next step: Patient treatment. Read More.
American Integrative plans to have hydroxychloroquine in by April to help treat Coronavirus patients.
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