Scientists raise concern over hydroxychloroquine study

Credit: WorldNews- Published on May 29, 2020
Dozens of scientists have raised concerns over a large-scale study of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine that led to the World Health Organization suspending clinical trials of the anti-viral drugs as a potential treatment for COVID-19. Hydroxychloroquine, normally used to treat arthritis, is one of an array of drugs being tested...
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Published on May 29, 2020 -  01:36
WHO decision to halt trials of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 is not correct: CSIR DG
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Director General Shekhar Mande said that WHO decision to halt trials of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 is not correct and it must resume as early as possible. "The study was published in Lancet on hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine and its effect on COVID-19. It is an observational study with statical parameters and analysis which is not sufficiently good. In our letter to the Lancet editor, we have written that the study design and statical interferences are not right therefore study does not deserve any attention of the readers. We believe that WHO's decision to temporarily halt the trials is not correct and demanded that the clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine for its use in COVID-19 cases must resume as early as possible," said Mande after WHO halts clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19.

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