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UK Suspends Hydroxychloroquine Trial For COVID-19

UK Suspends Hydroxychloroquine Trial For COVID-19

There were “emerging concerns” about the use of the drug, authorities said.

London (Reuters):

Britain’s drug regulator on Tuesday instructed scientists trialling the use of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19 to suspend the recruitment of participants.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said it was following “emerging concerns” about the use of the drug, and also cited a UK trial which found no meaningful mortality benefit in patients hospitalised with COVID-19.

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