hydroxychloroquine

NIH Halts Clinical Hydroxychloroquine Trial

(CNN) - The National Institute of Health is stopping its trial of the drug hydroxychloroquine saying it is not beneficial to coronavirus patients. On Saturday, the agency announced a data and safety monitoring board met and determined there was…

FDA Ends Hydroxychloroquine Emergency Authorization

(CNN) - Two drugs that were being used at one point to treat COVID-19 don't have the FDA's approval anymore. There's been a lot of talk around hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine. But on Monday, the Food and Drug Administration decided…

Study Of Hydroxycholorquine In COVID Patients Retracted

(CNN) - A large study on the use of hydroxychloroquine is being retracted by its authors. The study was published in the medical journal The Lancet last month. It showed COVID-19 patients treated with the anti-malaria drug championed by…

WHO Pauses Studying Hydroxychloroquine

(CNN) - The World Health Organization is hitting 'pause' on studying hydroxychloroquine as a potential COVID-19 treatment. And it is doing so because of safety concerns. The decision was made after an observational study was published in the medical…

Study: Hydroxychloroquine - Risk Of Death, Heart Arrythmia

(CNN) - A new study finds hydroxychloroquine; the drug touted and taken by president Trump is linked to a higher risk of death in coronavirus patients. The large observational study was published on Friday in the medical journal The…

Trump-Promoted COVID Drug Finds No Benefits

(CNN) - A government-funded analysis found the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, touted by president Trump did not keep sick COVID patients alive or even off ventilators. According to the study, patients taking hydroxychloroquine were no less likely to need mechanical…

CDC Updates Website On Hydroxychloroquine Usage

(CNN) - The CDC has updated its website to remove dosage guidance on hydroxychloroquine. It's currently used to treat malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. But it's been touted by president trump and other state officials as a…

FDA Issues Guidance On COVID Drug Treatments

(CNN) - There may soon be some medical tools to fight the coronavirus. The Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine. They'll be used to treat COVID-19 patients; despite little scientific evidence these…