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Hydroxychloroquine, Hawked By Trump, Linked To Higher Risk Of Death, Study Finds

Hydroxychloroquine, the antimalarial drug touted by President Donald Trump as a coronavirus treatment despite no solid evidence as such, is linked to an increased risk of heart problems and death, a new study of nearly 100,000 COVID-19 patients concluded. The patients treated with hydroxychloroquine or the related drug chloroquine were at higher risk of developing arrhythmia […]

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Coronavirus updates: South Korea cases rise as it tests thousands of contacts linked to club cluster

This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. Global cases: More than 4.2 million Global deaths: At least 291,366 Most cases reported: United States (1,369,314), Russia (232,243), Spain (228,030), United Kingdom (227,741), Italy (221,216)  The data above was compiled by Johns […]

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Trump Touts ‘Game-Changing’ Drug Cocktail For Coronavirus Linked To Fatal Arrhythmia

President Donald Trump touted a two-drug cocktail Saturday to battle coronavirus. But the medicines together have been linked to cardiac arrhythmia and sudden death. Concerned physicians responded to Trump’s tweet crowing about what could be “one of the biggest game-changers in the history of medicine” with warnings about the serious side effects — and urgent […]

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Spain ‘werewolf syndrome’ child cases linked to wrong drug

A number of children in Spain have had abnormal hair growth similar to “werewolf syndrome” after receiving incorrect medication, officials say. Seventeen cases have been reported in Cantabria, Valencia and Granada. The children developed the symptoms after receiving medicine for a stomach condition that contained a drug used to treat alopecia, health regulators said. “My […]