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Coronavirus : WHO suspends clinical trial of Hydroxychloroquine

World Health Organization(WHO) said its “Executive Group has implemented a temporary pause of the hydroxychloroquine arm within the solidarity trial while the data is reviewed by the data safety monitoring board.”

In a tweet, WHO chief Tedros said that “on Friday, The Lancet had published an observational study on hydroxycholoroquine & chloraquine & its effects on COVID-19 patients that have been hospitalised.”

“The authors reported that among COVID-19 patients receiving the drug, when used alone or with a macrolide, they estimated a higher mortality rate.”

“The other arms of the trial are continuing.

This concern relates to the use of hydroxychloroquine and chloraquine in #COVID19.


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