July 5 2020 12:47pm

Coronavirus: World Health Organization discontinues use of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 trials

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday it would be discontinuing the use of hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mortality rates. The WHO said its decision does not affect other studies where those drugs are used for non-hospitalized patients or as a prophylaxis.

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