How many of these is Finland actively checking these out…
A peer-reviewed study shows that 100% of patients, after 6 days of taking a Malaria drug were “virologically” cured
This is, reportedly, the 2nd 100% cure to a virus that has ever existed
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 19, 2020
Flu, anti-malaria, arthritis and HIV medication: The promising therapies being tested on coronavirus patients around the world – but how many are the NHS trying?
- NHS hospitals are coming under growing pressure to use experimental drugs
- Pharmaceutical firms around the world are currently scrambling to find a drug
- Some that show promise include HIV drug Kaletra and malaria medication Arlan
- Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?
Doctors and pharmaceutical firms around the world are scrambling to find a drug that can stop the deadly virus, which has now killed more than 8,200 people.
Medicines already in use for conditions ranging from HIV to rheumatoid arthritis, malaria, the flu and even Ebola are serious contenders and are being tested to see how they could help patients infected with COVID-19.
The Government has refused to confirm if any are being tested out on the 2,626 coronavirus patients in the UK – the NHS advises anyone with troublesome symptoms to take paracetamol and rest at home unless they feel life-threateningly ill.
But its medicines regulator last month banned companies from exporting three drugs – for HIV and malaria – in a bid to protect the UK’s stocks of them.
All three have been used in experimental treatments by doctors in China, raising the prospect of Britain doing the same.
Here, MailOnline reveals some of the drugs that experts believe have potential.