Much is unknown about the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, including whether any existing medications will successfully prevent and treat infections caused by it. You may have heard speculation and even endorsement in the news of specific medications. The truth is that no clinical trials have yet proven any medication to be effective, and many trials are now underway. Some limited information is also available from drugs tried in COVID-19 infected patients, but these studies did not include a control group of equivalent patients who did not receive the drug making it impossible to compare and tell if the treatment was truly effective.

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