WHO Suspends Trial Of Drug Touted By Trump Over Safety Fears For COVID-19 Patients
The World Health Organization is suspending its international trial of hydroxycholorquine, the anti-malarial drug repeatedly touted by President Donald Trump as a coronavirus treatment, because of concerns that it’s not safe to use on people with COVID-19.
“The Executive Group has implemented a temporary pause of the hydroxychloroquine arm within the Solidarity Trial while the safety data is reviewed,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a news briefing.
Three other drugs in the trial involving 17 countries will continue to be tested.
WHO officials cited a large study of 100,000 patients with COVID-19 published Friday in the medical journal The Lancet. Researchers found that patients who received hydroxychloroquine in the hospital had a …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]