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COVID-19 Scams  Nov 24, 2020  3 years, 4 months, 3 weeks, 4 days, 6 hours, 26 minutes ago

American COVID-19 Scams: Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Warns Against Use Of U.S FDA Approved COVID-19 Drug Bamlanivimab

American COVID-19 Scams: Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Warns Against Use Of U.S FDA Approved COVID-19 Drug Bamlanivimab
COVID-19 Scams  Nov 24, 2020  3 years, 4 months, 3 weeks, 4 days, 6 hours, 26 minutes ago
American COVID-19 Scams: The Trump controlled U.S FDA, a regulatory agency that no longer has any credibility has suffered yet another blow as ethical medical professionals are advocating against the use of the overpriced drug bamlanivimab (Eli Lilly) that was granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the U.S. FDA on the November 10th for use in ambulatory patients with mild to moderate COVID-19.


 
Bamlanivimab (LY-CoV555) is a neutralising monoclonal antibody intended for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19. There are no proper studies to really validate it effectiveness despite being overpriced at US$1,500 per 700mg vial. Each patient might need more than 1 vial.
 
The key issue is that it is very difficult to assess if such drugs really work or have any efficacy as they are being proposed to be given to individuals who contract SARS-CoV-2 in the early stages with mild or moderate symptoms. No one can really predict 100 percent even with existing biomarkers that an individual is going to be headed for disease severi