Can Prescription Drugs Help Treat COVID-19?

The race is on to find a cure for the COVID-19 outbreak that has put our country on hold. Medical experts and researchers have united on a global front to conduct hundreds of clinical trials that could help remedy the coronavirus pandemic. 

With a vaccine months and months (perhaps even more than a year) away, health care providers have turned to prescription medications as a way to mitigate COVID-19 symptoms. Two concerns exist with this exploration: potential risks and adverse effects and a shortage for patients who rely on those drugs for other illnesses and diseases. 

The National Institutes of Health published COVID-19 guidelines with recommendations for therapeutic options under investigation for potential treatment options. We took a deep dive into the effectiveness and safety of these medications as a way to better inform you. More...