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WHO ends hydroxycholorquine trial for Covid-19

Jul 05, 2020 09:55 IST

The World Health Organization says it is ending a trial into whether anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine helps patients hospitalised with Covid-19. WHO said it has “accepted the recommendation” from the committee overseeing the trial to discontinue testing of hydroxychloroquine and anti-HIV drugs, which were being used for standard care for hospitalized coronavirus patients. WHO says a review of the interim results showed hydroxychloroquine along with the anti-HIV drug cocktail 'produce little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalized Covid-19 patients'