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Jesse Pelletier – The Role of Povidone-iodine in COVID-19

Published Online: August 6th 2020

Jesse Pelletier (Ocean Ophthalmology Group, North Miami Beach, FL, USA) discusses the role of the antiseptic povidone-iodine (PVP-I), which is now routinely employed and will play a greater role in the future of healthcare, particularly in the COVID-19 era.

Questions:

1. Tell us about infection control in your office during this pandemic and where povidone-iodine (PVP-I) fits in?
2. What is the rationale behind PVP-I utilization in the nose and mouth?
3. Can you simply dilute “stock” PVP-I and use it?
4. Are these strategies broadly applicable to other specialties across medicine?

Disclosure: Jesse Pelletier is co-founder of Veloce BioPharma and Halodine, LLC.

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Published: 6 August 2020

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