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The large colchicine RCT for covid is preprint published. It shows some consistent directional benefit for major outcomes Since this is a pill, it's safe, cheap & an early intervention (as tested here, before hospital) these findings are very encouraging

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The paper on colchicine + Covid has dropped. It's a bit on the low side of what was described. P value on primary is 0.08; on secondary is 0.04. Would love to hear people's thoughts here. Or feel free to email/DM.

The government may conduct clinical trials for colchicine, a drug for gout that has reportedly shown efficacy in treating Covid-19 in Canada. | @JMAurelioINQ 

The preprint of COLCORONA trial results is just out. OR 0.79 p=0.08 ITT on risk of death or hospitalization, 0.75 p=0.04 in PCR-confirmed Efficacy of Colchicine in Non-Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19

ColCORONA: Oral, anti-inflammatory drug colchicine reduces complications in outpatient COVID.

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The government may allow clinical trials for colchicine, a drug believed to be effective for treating Covid-19, Health Chief Francisco Duque III said Wednesday. | @CMarquezINQ 

@JMAurelioINQ  Vergeire warns the public vs self-medicating against COVID-19 using colchicine, says DOH has not yet issued guidelines on the possible use of colchicine vs the illness. She says colchicine should only be used under supervision of doctor. | @JMAurelioINQ 

The gout medicine colchicine may significantly reduce the risk of #coronavirus  patients requiring hospital treatment, a new study shows.

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Health experts green-light colchicine for treating outpatient Covid-19

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A study from Quebec suggests that colchicine, a cheap and widely available drug, can reduce the risk of serious illness from COVID-19. @CTV_AvisFavaro  reports:

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Colchicine for covid? A large (>4,000 patients) placebo-controlled, randomized trial of early, out-patient oral treatment suggests benefit, but limited data via press release tonight (need to see more) via @matthewherper 

A gout drug shows promise for Covid-19, but skeptics worry about trusting science by press release. My take on the colchicine results: amazing if true, but we need to see a lot more of the data, and may need other studies.

In a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of 4745 patients with recent myocardial infarction, low-dose colchicine (0.5 mg once daily) prevented ischemic cardiovascular events. See the COLCOT trial. #AHA19 

Original Article: Colchicine in Patients with Chronic Coronary Disease (LoDoCo2 Trial) #ESCCongress 

Patients with chronic coronary disease were randomized to daily colchicine or placebo. Incidence of the composite endpoint of cardiovascular death, spontaneous MI, ischemic stroke, or ischemia-driven coronary revascularization was significantly lower with colchicine. #ESCCongress 

Research in Nature uncovers the plant biosynthesis of colchicine, a drug used for inflammatory disorders since Ancient Egypt.

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In a randomized, placebo-controlled trial involving 4745 patients with recent myocardial infarction, low-dose colchicine (0.5 mg once daily) prevented ischemic cardiovascular events.

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