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Blood Pressure Drugs Don’t Increase Coronavirus Risk, Studies Find

Drugs that are widely prescribed to treat high blood pressure do not make patients more susceptible to coronavirus infection, or to severe illness if they do become infected, researchers reported on Friday. Their findings are good news for millions of people who take blood pressure drugs that belong to two classes: ACE inhibitors, which include… Read More »

Pharmacy board: Providers may be writing prescriptions for potential COVID-19 drugs for themselves, relatives – Casper Star-Tribune Online

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Pharmacy board: Providers may be writing prescriptions for potential COVID-19 drugs for themselves, relatives  Casper Star-Tribune Online Utah pharmacy board urges slow steps on using malaria drugs to treat coronavirus  Salt Lake Tribune State pharmacy board discusses filling in-demand medications, Hydroxychloroquine  KUTV 2News State pharmacy boards see increasing demand for drugs showing promise… Read More »

Blood clot medicine, an HIV treatment and other drugs studied for coronavirus fight – ABC News

The rush to find a treatment for the novel coronavirus continues to intensify as the number of diagnosed cases around the world grows significantly. Globally, there are at least 278,000 diagnosed cases with more than 11,000 virus-related deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. The increase in COVID-19 numbers is upping the pressure on world leaders… Read More »

Banks Pressure Health Care Firms to Raise Prices on Critical Drugs, Medical Supplies for Coronavirus – The Intercept

In recent weeks, investment bankers have pressed health care companies on the front lines of fighting the novel coronavirus, including drug firms developing experimental treatments and medical supply firms, to consider ways that they can profit from the crisis. The media has mostly focused on individuals who have taken advantage of the market for now-scarce… Read More »