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Bayer Donates 3 Million Chloroquine Tablets
in Fight Against Coronavirus

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 3/20/2020 2:34:26 PM

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG announced Thursday that it donated 3 million tablets of the malaria drug Resochin to the United States amid testimonies that it could potentially treat individuals with the deadly Chinese coronavirus. Resochin, which is made of chloroquine phosphate, is presently not approved for consumption in the U.S., though the company is working with federal public health agencies to secure authorization for its use nationwide. “Resochin, a product discovered by Bayer in 1934 and indicated for prevention and treatment of malaria, also appears to have broad spectrum antiviral properties and effects on the body’s immune response. New data from initial preclinical and evolving clinical research conducted in China,

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Very generous of them! I might have to stop buying the generic baby aspirin and buy the Bayer version instead!!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: KTWO 3/20/2020 2:59:17 PM (No. 352351)
Third try at posting. Good for Bayer! And there is a report that an Israeli company is donating 6 million of another CQ based pill.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: TexaTucky 3/20/2020 3:32:51 PM (No. 352378)
Good news. . . and good penance for its corporate soul for having participated in testing this drug on unwilling prisoners in Dachau. (Not unlike our own government that tested it on unwitting US troops and mental patients).
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Axeman 3/20/2020 3:44:25 PM (No. 352400)
Hydroxychloroquine, which I just took while in Africa, is said to work better with fewer side effects and is less dangerous.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DCGIRL 3/20/2020 3:55:44 PM (No. 352414)
Thank you Bayer. I will remember you when purchasing items that your company makes.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 3/20/2020 4:05:25 PM (No. 352424)
Thank you, Bayer. I always try to purchase Bayer aspirin when I am buying.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: grampus 3/20/2020 4:08:26 PM (No. 352426)
Is there a possibility that the Bayer product actually was made in China?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: lakerman1 3/20/2020 4:30:56 PM (No. 352455)
Wife takes hydroxochloroquine for rheumatoid arthritis, and has been for 15 years. It is commonly prescribed. what is being implemented now is essentially going 'off label' by testing it on the chinese virus, which i believe should be named Kung Flu. and I giggle as I type it.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: volksford 3/20/2020 6:33:21 PM (No. 352556)
The FDA is right on top of it , the trials are scheduled to conclude May 2022 , figure that out if you can. I would love to know if this therapy is being used in Germany , their death rate and critical care patients are way lower than ours.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: 24tea@Mag 3/21/2020 12:35:44 AM (No. 352725)
Good for Bayer - now lets hope those who need them - get them.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2 3/21/2020 1:12:46 AM (No. 352737)
They just happened to have 3,000,000 tablets on the shelf? Just how many people have malaria? I suspect those tablets have been on the shelf too long, have expired, and Bayer wanted to get rid of them.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 3/21/2020 1:20:41 AM (No. 352740)
We have nothing else and it won't kill you. Why not try it ?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: 4poster 3/21/2020 10:12:53 AM (No. 353034)
It is being tested in Seattle. 48 people who tested positive for Wuhan flu were given Chloroquine. After 6 days all tested negative for the virus, 100% cured.
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