Coronavirus Vaccine Famotidine Trial Underway in NYC

Coronavirus Vaccine Famotidine Trial Underway  in NYC
Vaccine Famotidine
New York has been the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak in the United States and hospitals are studying common heartburn drugs to treat it, Famotidine as a possible treatment for Covid-19.


Famotidine, an antacid and antihistamine found in the name brand Pepcid AC and other generics is currently being used in a trial by researchers at Northwell Health in the New York City area.This is common heartburn drug and on 7th April the first coronavirus patients began to receive famotidine.The study was kept a secret so that supplies didn’t run out.But now the people are hoarding it.

Dr Kevin Tracey,president of Feinstein Institutes of Medical Research at Nothwell Health urged the people not to go out and hoard heartburn medicines,retailers like Amazon and Walgreens appeared to already be experiencing shortages.
There are many examples in the history of medicine where a drug that was designed for one purpose turns out to have an effect in another disease,” said by Dr Tracey. He further added, “We don’t know if it has any benefit. We really don’t. I swear we don’t. People are hoping for anything. But we need to do this clinical trial and people should not go to the drugstore and take a bunch of heartburn medicine.

How it was discovered:

  • Dr. Kevin Tracey, president of Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research at Northwell Health, told CNN: “There are many examples in the history of medicine where a drug that was designed for one purpose turns out to have an effect in another disease.”
  • Tracey told ABC News that researchers discovered the idea for the drug from his colleague, Dr. Michael Callahan, who conducted a study that showed the drug helped patients with COVID-19.

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