Hydroxychloroquine does not cure Covid-19, say drug trial chiefs

Posted by on June 5, 2020 12:30 pm
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Major study of thousands of patients led by University of Oxford shows drug is ineffective

Hydroxychloroquine does not work against Covid-19 and should not be given to any more hospital patients around the world, say the leaders of the biggest and best-designed trial of the drug, which experts will hope finally settle the question.

“If you are admitted to hospital, don’t take hydroxychloroquine,” said Martin Landray, the deputy chief investigator of the Recovery trial and professor of medicine and epidemiology at Oxford University. “It doesn’t work.”

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