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Iceland has been using Hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19 Since Early April, 2020: Shipment of Antimalarial Drug Has Arrived
Iceland Monitor ^ | 04/07/2020 | Vala Hafstaš

Posted on 05/14/2020 8:31:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The 50,000 packages of Chloroquine, purchased from India by the pharmaceutical company Alvogen as a gift to the Icelandic nation for treating patients with COVID-19, arrived in Iceland yesterday, mbl.is reports.

Landspítali National University Hospital will decide when to use the medication, which suffices to treat 25,000 patients. It was originally developed to fight malaria.

A combination of Chloroquine or a related drug called Hydrochloroquine (Plaquenil) and the antibiotic Azithromycin (Zithromax) is already being used to fight COVID-19 in Iceland.

In March, mbl.is reported that Alvogen had applied for permission to conduct a large clinical study of that combination of drugs, as well as other combinations. The study would involve 200 patients. Guðrún Ýr Gunnarsdóttir, sales manager for Alvogen in Iceland, was asked whether the company is still planning to conduct that study. “We’re still looking into the possibilities, and it is something we’re interested in,” she responded.

The kinds of drugs thought to be the likeliest to be effective against the coronavirus are Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine; the drug Kaletra, which is used for the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS; and Remdesivir, which was developed by Gilead Sciences as a treatment for Ebola virus disease. India is the largest manufacturer of Hydroxychloroquine, the export of which the country has now banned, so that it can be used within their borders. Alvogen feared a ban would be imposed on the export of Chloroquine as well, making the drug next to impossible to access.

(Excerpt) Read more at icelandmonitor.mbl.is ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: azithromycin; covid19; hydroxychloroquine; iceland; india

1 posted on 05/14/2020 8:31:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

How can all these medical specialists and doctors continue to miss the role of Zinc in the cocktail? Also Vitamin C.

What happened to the Fujifilm drug Avigan (aka Favipiravir)? It’s their anti-flu drug that appeared to help coronavirus patients recover back in March.


2 posted on 05/14/2020 8:37:52 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SeekAndFind

OMG...they using Malaria drugs in Iceland....dogs sleeping with cats....pigs flying now ...and global warming imminent.


3 posted on 05/14/2020 8:38:42 AM PDT by spokeshave
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t his what our domestic enemy governors have told is BAD and has “no positive effect”?


4 posted on 05/14/2020 8:39:03 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Keyword: election2020

5 posted on 05/14/2020 8:54:29 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It looks like Iceland has almost eliminated the CV. Daily new cases have been at or near zero for weeks, and they haven’t had a death in three weeks.


6 posted on 05/14/2020 8:58:54 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: SeekAndFind
Note: The article is about Chloroquine which is noted for some unpleasant side effects that Hydroxychloroquine doesn't have. The citation from Sweden about serious side effects also was about Chloroquine, not Hydroxychloroquine.
7 posted on 05/14/2020 9:58:56 AM PDT by Hiddigeigei ("Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish," said Dionysus - Euripides)
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To: SunkenCiv

https://qcostarica.com/hydroxychloroquine-the-drug-costa-rica-uses-successfully-to-fight-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR1moXsV-t3JOWFCem7SgUk59VVuAuwj4CvDdByv_ut1Vo2A3E5Ln0wWOek

Hydroxychloroquine: The Drug Costa Rica Uses Successfully To Fight Covid-19 (using it since march 18)


8 posted on 05/14/2020 1:00:49 PM PDT by rolling_stone (tshf)
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To: SeekAndFind
Gotta ask it. Where's the zinc??


9 posted on 05/14/2020 3:33:07 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Die-ggl,TWT,FCBK,NYT,WPo,Hwd,CNN,NFL,BLM,CAIR,Antf,SPLC,ESPN,NPR,NBA,ARP,MSNBC)
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To: SeekAndFind

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10 posted on 05/14/2020 4:07:54 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: nutmeg

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11 posted on 05/14/2020 4:08:35 PM PDT by nutmeg (Mega prayers for Rush Limbaugh)
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