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Favipiravir to be distributed to hospitals around Thailand

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Even though there is still no vaccine nor official treatment for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, doctors in many countries have reported successful treatments using existing drugs, one of which is Favipiravir. Thailand has already received 100,000 Favipiravir tablets which will be distributed to hospitals.

 

The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) ordered the 100,000 Favipiravir tablets from China, and plans to administer them to COVID-19 patients in serious condition.

 

The GPO’s Deputy Managing Director Sirikul Metheveerungsun, said today the GPO now has this delivery of Favipiravir tablets at its warehouse, preparing to distribute them to hospitals across the country.

 

A task force has been set up, chaired by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) secretary general, and the GPO Managing Director as the vice-chair. This task force is responsible for the allocation of the drug to hospitals as appropriate.

 

The GPO Managing Director Withoon Danwiboon, said today the Ministry of Public Health had already received 87,000 Favipiravir tablets, which have already been distributed to hospitals.

 

The tablets were purchased from a Chinese company, which manufactures the drug under license from a Japanese company.

 

In late March, the GPO placed an additional order for 200,000 tablets from China and Japan, expecting to receive a total of 287,000 tablets in April. 515 patients with COVID-19 have so far been given this drug in Thailand. The GPO will be placing new orders continuously to maintain the inventory of this drug for treatment.

 

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This is, probably, more to do with liability in the event of the unapproved treatment failing.

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14 hours ago, NoBrainer said:

And how about the widely used combo of Hydroxychloroquine, Azythromycen & Zinc?

Is this being used to treat patients in Thailand?  If it is then hospital admissions, especially ICU, would be reduced

by a large margin.

I think you'll find that this is appearing to help in mild cases only hence the impact on icu's would be stopping mild cases turn severe. Also people with heart and liver disease cannot take this cocktail because of the hydroxychloroquine. Also doseage is still unknown as trials are underway.

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US sent the Gilead drug Remdesivir to China to help with their Wuhan virus, Mo the ago, China re-patented the drug in China under a different name, and now claim variants of the China patented Remdesivir are now theirs, to export to countries like Thailand, and act like creepy fake saviors, just another fake story from Han China, which hardly any one with noticing in Thailand

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What happened to Thailand's very own wonder drug cocktail that was widely reported?

 

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should not take paracetamol till you have 38.5 C or more ... but off course,the cutoff now is 37.5 C to start to swallow ...  the fever part is the body's immune system fighting something off... killing that, is reducing your chances

 

A study I just read, speak about the chloroquine, why it works ? same as malaria, the parasite go eat your red blood cells, destroy them ... it is the HEME that leaks out of the cell that is causing a cytokine storm and people don't get enough oxygen to their organs and they start to fail...

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17 hours ago, NoBrainer said:

I was amazed to read that in the UK, the current Chief Medical Officer said that the only things allowed to be used in UK hospitals to treat Covid 19 patients is Paracetamol & in extreme cases, Oxygen.

I am not surprised. I suspect the CMO has turned his nose up to anything that has not gone through a controlled medical study, much like, Dr. Anthony Fauci, alluded to when President Trump brought up the treatment.  That's what happens when the bureaucracy is making the decisions. They must follow the rules.

 

I just read the rest of NoBrainer's post.  Yes, some Doctors are just stupid because the bureaucracy protects them.

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1 hour ago, justin case said:

should not take paracetamol till you have 38.5 C or more ... but off course,the cutoff now is 37.5 C to start to swallow ...  the fever part is the body's immune system fighting something off... killing that, is reducing your chances

 

A study I just read, speak about the chloroquine, why it works ? same as malaria, the parasite go eat your red blood cells, destroy them ... it is the HEME that leaks out of the cell that is causing a cytokine storm and people don't get enough oxygen to their organs and they start to fail...

see my post #8

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4 hours ago, rwill said:

Another drug that has shown effectiveness for Covid-19.

 

https://nypost.com/2020/04/04/hiv-drug-that-treats-coronavirus-moving-to-phase-2-trials/

Has not even had phase 3 trials yet

I guees desperate times call for desperate measures

 

Unfortunate;y I recall the rush to use AZT in the earlier days of HIV, the doses they used then caused more damage and hastened death on many patients

 

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17 minutes ago, RJRS1301 said:

Has not even had phase 3 trials yet

I guees desperate times call for desperate measures

 

Unfortunate;y I recall the rush to use AZT in the earlier days of HIV, the doses they used then caused more damage and hastened death on many patients

 

 

$24,000 (current market pricing)

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