Get the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.A team of researchers in New York is pairing with another group in Montreal to explore whether a common anti-inflammatory medication used to treat gout and other conditions may help coronavirus patients. The teams, from NYU Langone Health and Montreal Heart Institute Research Center, are seeking to enroll 6,000 participants for a monthlong trial involving Colchicine.Colchicine, taken orally, does not cure gout but helps prevent the buildup of uric acid and inflammation in the joints, according to the Mayo Clinic. It’s not considered a pain reliever, but it has also been used to treat Mediterranean fever in adults and children.FDA WORKING TO MAKE REMDESIVIR AVAILABLE TO CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS ‘AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE’Researchers hope that short-term use of the drug will reduce the rate of hospitalizations, lung complications, and death related to COVID-19.“At present, there is no proven treatment for those diagnosed with COVID-19,” said Dr. Binita Shah, an interventional cardiologist and assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, and the study’s principal investigator at NYU Langone, in a press release. “Our experience with Colchicine suggests that early use of this drug may help dampen inflammation that the


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