4 weeks Warning on Chinese medicine for COVID-19 Inquirer
Some of my patients have been inquiring about the newly approved traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Lianhua Qingwen (LQ) as an herbal treatment for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The TCM drug has been flooding the black market since the start of the pandemic, being directly sold by nonphysicians in villages and offices. It's being promoted for mild to moderate COVID-19. Even before it was approved by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently, doctors were being given generous samples which they may give their patients. The FDA even issued an advisory on May 6 warning the public against the ... more