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Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as potential therapies against COVID-19

The current SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) coronavirus pandemic is posing many health management challenges with multiple uncertainties. One of the most relevant is focused on the most suitable pharmacological therapy for cure and prophylaxis. Currently, there is no specific drug treatment for COVID-19 that has demonstrated efficacy and safety in high- quality studies (1). However, different options are being proposed from an experimental approach. One of them is the use of chloroquine (CRQ) and its derivatives, basically hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). 


Remdesivir as a potential therapy against COVID-19

By: Luis Carlos Saiz, PharmD, Phd.
Innovation and Organization Unit, Navarre Health Service, Spain.

Among the explored options by the scientific community against the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19), drugs with antiviral activity stand out. This report assesses the scientific evidence shown by remdesivir (RDV) so far, in the context of the current pandemic.