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A Brief Overview of Current Drug Repurposing Approaches for COVID-19 Management
A Brief Overview of Current Drug Repurposing Approaches for COVID-19 Management

Author(s): Pedro da Fonseca Soares Rodrigues, Douglas Vieira Thomaz
Subject(s): Energy and Environmental Studies, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Altezoro, s. r. o. & Dialog
Keywords: coronavirus; antiviral; pandemic; outbreak; drug repositioning;healthcare;

Summary/Abstract: This brief overview is intended to shed light on the current drug repositioning (also called drug repurposing) in the therapeutics of the novel coronavirus disease which emerged in 2019 (COVID-19). In this sense, the repositioning drugs for new indications can offer a better risk-versus-reward trade-off when compared to other drug development strategies, given that it makes use of drugs whose safety profile are already understood. Nonetheless, this approach allows healthcare professionals to promptly tackle the disease by investigating readily available drugs against it.

  • Issue Year: 6/2020
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 3001-3005
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English