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The Trudeau Lab holding a socially-distant, outdoor lab meeting.
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The Trudeau Lab holding a lab meeting via Zoom during the pandemic.

The lab studies the interaction of drugs with hERG, in part because the off-site inhibition of hERG by drugs can cause an acquired form of Long QT. The FDA issued a guidance for industry due to these concerns.

It is important to be aware that new drugs, or re-purposing drugs to treat new diseases, including covid-19, have the potential for serious cardiac side effects. The FDA has issued guidance for the use of hydroxychloroquine and choroloquine for covid-19.