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Important Information on the Use of Serological (Antibody) Tests for COVID-19 – Letter to Healthcare Providers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that healthcare providers continue to use serological tests intended to detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 to help identify people who may have been exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus or have recovered from the COVID-19 infection. Healthcare providers should also be aware of the limitations of these tests and

By |2020-09-23T12:08:46+00:00April 27th, 2020|alerts|0 Comments

Severe Illness Associated with Using Non-Pharmaceutical Chloroquine Phosphate to Prevent and Treat Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Summary Chloroquine phosphate, when used without a prescription and supervision of a healthcare provider, can cause serious health consequences, including death. Clinicians and public health officials should discourage the public from misusing non-pharmaceutical chloroquine phosphate (a chemical used in home aquariums). Clinicians should advise patients and the public that chloroquine, and the related compound hydroxychloroquine,

By |2020-09-23T12:08:39+00:00April 2nd, 2020|alerts|0 Comments