47 old drugs that might treat the coronavirus

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"instead of trying to develop new drugs to work on these points of interaction, we turned to the more than 2,000 unique drugs already approved by the FDA for human use. We believed that somewhere on this long list would be a few drugs or compounds that interact with the very same human proteins as the coronavirus.

We were right.

Are these promising leads going to have any effect?

The next step is to test these drugs in human trials. We have already started this process and through these trials researchers will examine important factors such as dosage, toxicity and potential beneficial or harmful interactions within the context of COVID-19."
SOURCE URL: https://theconversation.com/we-found-and-tested-47-old-drugs-that-might-treat-the-coronavirus-results-show-promising-leads-and-a-whole-new-way-to-fight-covid-19-136789

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  • Posted by Lucky 2 months, 1 week ago
    "we don’t think hydroxychloroquine is a reliable treatment"
    April 30,2020.
    University of California, San Francisco, the Medical School, and the Conversation.
    The only drug mentioned outside of binding to SigmaR1 and SigmaR2 receptors is hydroxychloroquine. No mention of successes in human bodies (because Trump?).

    See also -

    There is also Invermectin. Not mentioned even tho' free of Trump endorsement.
    Anyway, ffa thanks for the note, there is a lot of work being done.
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