FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug ivermectin can kill the coronavirus within 48 hours, reports new study

An anti-parasitic medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can be used against the Wuhan coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), reports a new study. Australian researchers discovered that ivermectin, a semi-synthetic drug commonly used to treat head lice, scabies, ascariasis and other parasitic infections, can effectively kill SARS-CoV-2 within 48 hours in culture. “We found that even a single dose … Continue reading FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug ivermectin can kill the coronavirus within 48 hours, reports new study

Scientists study nanocapsules in the search for an antibiotic-free approach to superbugs

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem around the world, with multiple strains of bacteria now showing adaptations designed to increase their protection against the drugs that have been formulated to kill them. One such pathogen is Helicobacter pylori, which, according to current data, is carried by around 4.4 billion people worldwide, although it is most common in … Continue reading Scientists study nanocapsules in the search for an antibiotic-free approach to superbugs

Russia developing coronavirus antidote with a reported 99% efficacy rate

Russia has announced that it has developed an “antidote” against Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) infections. The country’s medical regulator touted the new drug’s efficacy rate of “more than 99 percent” based on previous studies. If clinical trials are successful, Russia’s new drug will be the first etiotropic COVID-19 medication – a treatment that directly targets the cause of … Continue reading Russia developing coronavirus antidote with a reported 99% efficacy rate

American Medical Association reverses earlier statement against HCQ to treat coronavirus infections

The American Medical Association (AMA) has reversed its initial stance against hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to treat COVID-19. The association’s reversal now permits physicians to prescribe the medicine at their discretion to address coronavirus infections. Previously, the association dissuaded its member physicians from recommending the drug to their patients with COVID-19. A recent AMA memorandum released Oct. 30 made the reversal … Continue reading American Medical Association reverses earlier statement against HCQ to treat coronavirus infections

Pharmaceutical factory that manufactures hydroxychloroquine mysteriously bursts into flames, explodes

On Dec. 20, an SCI Pharmtech manufacturing facility in Taoyuan City, Taiwan, burst into flames and exploded, leaving two people injured. The facility, which manufactures the anti-Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) drug hydroxychloroquine, appears to have been targeted, perhaps by COVID-19 vaccine interests, in an effort to punish the company for manufacturing the inexpensive, highly effective remedy for the … Continue reading Pharmaceutical factory that manufactures hydroxychloroquine mysteriously bursts into flames, explodes

Hospitalizations drop by 84% in patients treated with HCQ, study shows

A study that will soon be published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents found that a treatment using hydroxychloroquine significantly lowered hospitalizations and mortality rates in coronavirus patients. The study compared two groups of people. The first was a group of 141 patients who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 and were treated with a three-drug cocktail … Continue reading Hospitalizations drop by 84% in patients treated with HCQ, study shows

Study: Taking common drugs linked to impaired microbiome health and increased risk of obesity and intestinal infections

Researchers from the University Medical Center Groningen and Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands have found that 18 common drug categories can negatively impact the gut microbiome, the total population of microbes present in the gut and their collective genetic material. Many of these drugs, such as the diabetes drug metformin and the antidepressant selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), can disrupt … Continue reading Study: Taking common drugs linked to impaired microbiome health and increased risk of obesity and intestinal infections

FDA has granted “emergency-use authorization” to Eli Lilly’s coronavirus antibody treatment

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave Eli Lilly’s antibody drug emergency-use authorization on Monday, Nov. 9. Early data has strongly suggested that the pharmaceutical company’s antibody drug is effective at keeping people with mild to moderate cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) from needing to get admitted to a hospital. The FDA extended the emergency approval to the experimental therapy known … Continue reading FDA has granted “emergency-use authorization” to Eli Lilly’s coronavirus antibody treatment

Listen to the experts: Antibiotics DAMAGE immune system function, warn researchers

Even with the greater attention that has been paid in recent years to the problem of antibiotic overuse and superbugs, these drugs continue to be prescribed heavily, with roughly 40 percent of adults and 70 percent of children being given antibiotics each year. While there is no question that there are some cases where they … Continue reading Listen to the experts: Antibiotics DAMAGE immune system function, warn researchers

Statin drugs used to fight cholesterol actually HARM your health, say experts

When a doctor tells someone that their cholesterol levels are high enough to warrant a prescription for statins, many people are more than willing to comply in hopes of avoiding a heart attack. Statins are the second-most prescribed drugs on the planet, and one out of every five Americans aged 40 to 75 takes these … Continue reading Statin drugs used to fight cholesterol actually HARM your health, say experts