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Viral Infections

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 36

This pod covers important news regarding hydroxychloroquine; The efficacy of dietary supplements as a means to manage or prevent COVID-19; The first non-hormonal contraceptive gel approved by the FDA; And an expanded approval for dupilumab.

Hydroxychloroquine or Chloroquine for COVID-19: Large Study Finds No Benefit

A multinational observational study evaluating the use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, either as monotherapy or with a macrolide, found that these treatments may increase the risk of ventricular arrhythmia and death in patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The analysis included 96,032 patients with laboratory confirmed severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) who…