EMA Quashes Claims That Ibuprofen Worsens Infection From Coronavirus
Breaking News: The European Medicines Agency says there is no evidence that ibuprofen worsens Covid‑19 and that consumers can carry on using the drug as advised by patient information.
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Rx-to-OTC switches of the painkillers dexibuprofen and single-pill combinations of ibuprofen and paracetamol as well as the cough medicine levodropropizine, all for oral use, will be considered at the next German Expert Committee for Prescription meeting on 13 July.