Coronavirus (728) New studies show no benefit from hydroxychloroquine

11 June, 2020

'Praised by presidents as a potential miracle cure... hydroxychloroquine was spared a seeming death blow last week. On 4 June, after critics challenged the data, The Lancet suddenly retracted a paper that had suggested the drug increased the death rate in COVID-19 patients, a finding that had stopped many clinical trials in their tracks. But now three large studies, two in people exposed to the virus and at risk of infection and the other in severely ill patients, show no benefit from the drug...'

Martin Landray, a Principal Investigator at the University of Oxford: “If you, your spouse, your mother gets admitted to hospital and is offered hydroxychloroquine, don’t take it.”

Full text: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/06/three-big-studies-dim-hopes-hydr...

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