Monday, April 6, 2020

Hantavirus Kills One in China. Do We Need To Worry?

Chinese officials reported Monday that a man died after he was tested positive for hantavirus. However, there is no indication that this virus could lead to an epidemic or pandemic. In the United States, there were only 728 cases of hantavirus from 1993 to 2017.

Kaletra Fails to Hold Promise as a Potential Coronavirus Treatment

A study, conducted to see whether Kaletra could be effective at treating the coronavirus, has found that the drug did not show promising effects in shortening the illness or preventing deaths. Kaletra is a combination of lopinavir and ritonavir, which is used to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS.

Charities Indulge In Money-Laundering Scam Involving Fake Viagra and Weight Loss Pills

Eight charities in the UK indulged in money-laundering scam involving fake Viagra and weight loss pills. The Charity Commission for England and Wales disqualified three trustees from holding their positions after they were convicted of money laundering and selling fake Viagra and slimming pills.

Anderson Man Detained For Selling Fake Viagra Pills

A man from Anderson has been detained for reportedly selling fake Viagra pills. The man, Navedeep Singh, has been charged on Level 6 felony charges of money laundering and dispensing a prescription drug illegally. He has been detained in the Madison County Jail.

WHO Officially Declares COVID-19 a Pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the ongoing coronavirus crisis a pandemic, with cases being reported in 133 countries. Globally, the virus has affected more than 126,000 and killed 4,634 people so far, with the vast majority of them reported in China.

Canadian Health Officials Seize Sexual Enhancement Product Containing Sildenafil

Health Canada has seized a sexual enhancement product from a Saskatoon store because it was found to contain sildenafil, a prescription erectile dysfunction drug. The unauthorized sexual product called Never Rest was found to be tainted with sildenafil, a drug that should be used only under the supervision of a doctor.

UK Drug Regulatory Body Seized 3.5 Million Fake Viagra Pills Last Year

UK drug regulatory bodies seized more than 3.5 million fake Viagra pills worth $14 million last year. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said most people buy generic Viagra online, which are unlicensed and fake and contain harmful chemicals that could increase the risk of side effects.