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Video: The Department Of Healthcare Responded To The Biologist's Letter About "fuflomycins": They Removed It From The Site, They Recommend In Response
The Department of Healthcare responded to the biologist's letter about "fuflomycins": they removed it from the site, they recommend in response
In a letter to the capital's department, Alexander Panchin spoke about the lack of effectiveness of anaferon and ergoferon, which, according to the biologist, does not even have an active substance.
Biologist Alexander Panchin / Photo: facebook.com/scinquisitor
A scientific journalist and Member of the RAS Commission for Combating Pseudoscience received an official letter from the Moscow Department of Healthcare that drugs such as anaferon and ergoferon have antiviral effects and are recommended for the treatment of COVID-19.
On his Facebook page, Panchin wrote that in March a manual was posted on the website of the Moscow Department of Health, in which, according to him, “complete nonsense was written about the treatment of coronavirus”.
“In particular, it was said there that“Anaferon, Ergoferon, Kagocel are recommended among the immunotropic drugs that have antiviral effect. And it was noted that the antiviral effect of "Anaferon" and "Ergoferon" on seasonal human coronaviruses "has an evidence base," writes Alexander Panchin. - The fact is that Anaferon and Ergoferon are drugs that do not contain an active substance. It's like a perpetual motion machine from medicine. It's just a very expensive sugar, which is evident from the analysis of the composition."
The journalist wrote a letter to the Moscow health department and detailed the essence of the problem. After that, according to Panchin, the “pseudoscientific manual” disappeared from the department's website. And in mid-May, he received an official response from the Department of Health, which indicated that although there are no drugs for COVID-19 today, drugs such as anaferon and ergoferon have an antiviral effect.
"All drugs listed in your appeal are officially registered in the Russian Federation and provide antiviral (" Kagocel "," Anaferon "," Ergoferon ") and / or immunostimulating, immunomodulatory (" Anaferon "," Ergoferon "and" Interferon gamma human recombinant "Action. These drugs are approved by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation for use for the treatment of influenza and acute respiratory viral diseases (ARVI), and the drug" Ergoferon ", a solution for oral administration, also for the treatment of ARVI caused by coronavirus", - written in the official appeal of the department …
“Alas, the official didn’t come up with the idea that it would be worthwhile to figure out how sugar was registered as an antiviral agent. And punish the guilty. I would be satisfied with an answer in the spirit of “we will definitely investigate how this happened, because there really is nothing in the drug,” writes Alexander Panchin.
He also noted that there is no such "obscurantism" in the official recommendations of the Ministry of Health, but the city's health department insists on the veracity of the information that he himself removed from his website.