Tapeworm, Vertigo and Pancreatitis Drugs Are Being Trialled As COVID-19 Treatments (PressFrom)

Tapeworm, Vertigo and Pancreatitis Drugs Are Being Trialled As COVID-19 Treatments

Included in this news roundup is UF startup Algernon Pharmaceuticals’s trials with ifenprodil, a drug used to treat vertigo and bird flu. Algernon is testing the drug’s efficacy in preventing lung damage and increasing survivability in patients with COVID-19.


Vaccines help prevent us getting sick with COVID-19, but treatments help us get better if we do. To that end, a number of doctors and patients are at the forefront of global efforts to develop those treatments.

This article looks at a number of existing drugs approved for specific diseases and conditions that are in clinical trials for use as a COVID-19 therapeutic.

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