AP: Pepcid as a virus remedy? Trump admin’s $21M gamble fizzled

AP: Pepcid as a virus remedy? Trump admin’s $21M gamble fizzled. “….in early April, when government scientists learned of a proposal to spend millions in federal research funding to study Pepcid, they found it laughable, according to interviews, a whistleblower complaint and internal government records obtained by The Associated Press. But that didn’t stop the Trump administration from granting a $21 million emergency contract to researchers trying it out on ailing patients. The Food and Drug Administration gave the clinical trial speedy approval even as a top agency official worried that the proposed daily injections of high doses of famotidine for already sick patients pushed safety ‘to the limits,’ internal government emails show.”

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