FDA counters Trump: We've not approved Chloroquine for COVID-19 treatment

Donald Trump likened himself to a 'wartime president' vowing 'total victory' over an invisible enemy'

Donald Trump likened himself to a 'wartime president' vowing 'total victory' over an invisible enemy'

Insisting the federal government is not a "shipping clerk", President Donald Trump on Thursday called on states to do more to secure their own critically needed masks, ventilators and testing supplies as the pressure mounted on hospitals struggling to cope with a rising number of coronavirus patients. "At the rate of the epidemic we may be done in a month or two", Marty said.

Chloroquine, or hydroxychloroquine, has been used to treat malaria since the 1940s and is widely available. It's also a drug used for [serious] arthritis.

"The therapies are something we can move on much faster, potentially". In cases where drugs are employed for compassionate use, data collected from those experiences helps determine the safety and efficacy of these treatments, he explained. While the coronavirus uses lots of different proteins to replicate and invade cells, protein spikes are the main proteins it uses to bind to a receptor (another protein that creates an entryway to a human cell).

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Patients who took the flu drug recovered quicker and showed greater lung improvement compared with patients not given the drug . Doctors in Japan are using Favipiravir in clinical studies on coronavirus patients with mild to moderate symptoms.


"As you know, earlier this week we began the first clinical trial of a vaccine candidate for the virus, and it was launched in record time".

Stephen Hahn joined Trump in describing several approaches being tested to combat COVID-19 but did not offer any treatment announcements.

Trump held a video-conference with the leaders of the world's major industrialized countries earlier this week and plans to repeat that in April, May and June, when the physical meeting at the presidential retreat in Maryland was scheduled to take place. Per Xinhua, a Chinese state news agency, there was a February 17 report that "Chinese experts, based on the result of clinical trials, have confirmed that chloroquine phosphate...has a certain curative effect on the novel coronavirus". It was developed by Gilead. According to the company's website, "Remdesivir is an investigational nucleotide analog with broad-spectrum antiviral activity-it is not approved anywhere globally for any use". The limited preclinical data on remdesivir in MERS and SARS indicate that remdesivir may have potential activity against COVID-19.

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Kristen Livengood, the Monroe spokeswoman, said in the email that the state health department would release more information on Friday.


"FDA's responsibility to the American people is to ensure products are safe and effective", said Hahn. Italy, the hardest-hit member, reported 427 new coronavirus deaths on Thursday, raising the death toll to 3,405.

"We are in unprecedented territory so anything is possible and it's prudent to consider all tools that could be used", Callan said. "This is not a proven treatment, I just want to emphasize that".

"Its use in the treatment of HIV-infected patients has been considered inconclusive and the drug has not been included in the panel recommended for HIV treatment", they wrote.

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The agency wants to look at the drug in a clinical trial, he added. In his remarks, Hahn reflected on his background as a cancer doctor and warned against giving patients "false hope" before drugs are fully vetted. And finally, Ubl said that demand can change dramatically and unpredictably. He said the state was "going to do everything we can to mitigate and slow the spread, but in the time that we have, we've got to increase our surge capacity". If we can stop it in its track the virus, it's plenty.

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