Nigerian Government Investigates Pharmaceutical Stores Over Hike In Price Of Hydroxychloroquine

The federal government of Nigeria is investigating some drug stores in the country over outrageous hiking of prices of hydroxychloroquine, a controversial anti-malaria drug used for COVID-19 treatment. A drug store in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Ebus Pharmacy Limited, was selling hydroxychloroquine at an exorbitant price of N50,000. The owner of Ebus Pharmacy, Boniface Ebugosi, said the hydroxychloroquine was an imported drug and that the dwindling value of the naira against the dollar was responsible for its high price. Other drug stores in Port Harcourt were also selling hydroxychloroquine at…

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Nigerian Doctors Fault US Dr. Stella Immanuel’s Unsubstantiated COVID-19 Cure

The guild of medical directors, a group of private hospital owners in Nigeria, said the claim by a Cameroon-born, Nigeria / U.S. trained doctor, Stella Immanuel, that COVID-19 has a cure is unproven. Ms Immanuel, is a pediatrician in Texas, United States. She had made claims in a video which later became viral that the combination of hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and the antibiotic Zithromax was a “cure” for the COVID-19 and that “you don’t need to wear a mask.” Flanked in front of the U.S. Supreme Court by seven other doctors,…

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WHO: Rules Out Hydroxychloroquine As Potential Cure Of COVID-19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stopped the testing of hydroxychloroquine on its solidarity trials as one of the potential drugs for the treatment of Covid-19. The use of hydroxychloroquine trial is one of many hunts for effective cure of COVID-19. The UN health agency, during a press briefing, said it dropped the malaria medicine from its studies investigating treatments for the coronavirus, after available data indicated the drug was not effective for the purpose. This announcement thwarted all hopes that hydroxychloroquine, as well as the related drug chloroquine, could be an…

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Hydroxychloroquine Trial May Commence In The Coming Week As Statistics Reveal An Estimated 120,000 Cases For Lagos State In July

Lagos Projects 120,000 COVID-19 Cases By July.     News has it that the number of COVID-19 cases in Lagos may rise to 120,000 by July.   This was revealed by Professor Akin Abayomi, the State’s Commissioner for Health on Friday, the 8th of May, 2020 during a press briefing.   He said the prediction is based on the government prototype following the reported cases documented in one day.   The COVID-19 cases in Lagos surged by 183 as at Thursday, the 8th of May, 2020. This according to record…

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