A Randomized Trial of Hydroxychloroquine as Postexposure Prophylaxis for Covid-19

Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) occurs after exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). For persons who are exposed, the standard of care is observation and quarantine. Whether hydroxychloroquine can prevent symptomatic infection after SARS-CoV-2 exposure is […]

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Coronavirus: Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine ‘does not save lives’

Hydroxychloroquine received global attention after being taken by Donald Trump A malaria drug that has been tested as a treatment for coronavirus does not save lives, one of the world’s largest trials shows. Hydroxychloroquine received global attention after being […]

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Controversy over data in hydroxychloroquine COVID-19 study grows

The editors of The Lancet yesterday issued a statement acknowledging the criticism of a recent study that concluded that the antimalaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine did not benefit COVID-19 patients and were associated with higher risk of death and […]

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Hydroxychloroquine: Trump’s Taking It, Now We’re Trialling It, And Four Other Things You Need To Know About Covid-19

Frontline workers will be able to take part in a trial of the anti-malaria drug in the UK. Here’s the latest.

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Drugs Touted by Trump for COVID-19 Increase Heart Risks, Studies Find

A pack of Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate medication is held up on March 26, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. John Phillips / Getty Images Scientists around the world are questioning the efficacy of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as potential treatments for COVID-19 after a recent research has shown that the drugs increase […]

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7 Answers to Questions About the Malaria Drug Trump Keeps Pushing

John Locher/Associated Press There is no proof that any drug can cure or prevent infection with the coronavirus. But in the face of an exploding pandemic with a frightening death toll, people are desperate for a bit of hope, a chance to believe there is something that will help. […]

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FDA approves hydroxychloroquine new drug application to address COVID-19 related shortage

The FDA has approved an abbreviated new drug application for hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets to address ongoing shortages of the drug sparked by its still unproven potential as a COVID-19 treatment. The application, submitted by Accord Healthcare, was approved on April 7. The approved indications are uncomplicated malaria due to […]

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