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Latest Emergency Medicine News

WHO Suspends Testing of Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 Patients

The World Health Organization has suspended use of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine in a clinical trial of treatments of COVID-19 after a study revealed that patients taking the drug are at increased risk for death and serious heart problems.

U.S. Offers $1.2 Billion to Drug Company for COVID-19 Vaccine Research

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday it would provide up to $1.2 billion to AstraZeneca to develop a potential COVID-19 vaccine from a lab in Oxford, England.

Doctors Without Borders Team Sent to Navajo Nation to Fight COVID-19

Doctors Without Borders has sent a nine-person team to the Navajo Nation in the Southwestern United States as it struggles with a COVID-19 crisis.

Deaths of Despair Likely to Increase During Pandemic

Up to 75,000 more people could die from drug or alcohol misuse and suicide during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released May 8 by the Well Being Trust and the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care.