WHO Suspends Hydroxychloroquine Trial Over Safety Concerns

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Watch VideoThe World Health Organization said it's going to temporarily suspend testing on hydroxychloroquine as a potential coronavirus treatment because of safety concerns. The WHO made the announcement during a news briefing on Monday. 

"The Executive Group has implemented a temporary pause of the hydroxychloroquine arm...
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Published on May 26, 2020 -  00:42
WHO Expects Hydroxychloroquine Safety Findings In June
The World Health Organization on Tuesday promised a swift review of data on hydroxychloroquine. This review should be available probably by mid-June, reports Reuters. Safety concerns prompted the group to suspend the malaria drug’s use in a large trial on COVID-19 patients. A final decision on the harm, benefit or lack of benefit will be made once the evidence is reviewed. There are already 17 countries currently studying it under a group called Solidarity. Separate hydroxychloroquine trials include a 440-patient U.S. study are continuing enrollment.

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