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WHO announces it will temporarily suspend hydroxychloroquine trials for COVID-19 treatment

Posted On: 25 May 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

WHO announces it will temporarily suspend hydroxychloroquine trials for COVID-19 treatment

The World Health Organization announced a pause in hydroxychloroquine trials at a Monday press conference.
The steering committee of the study met over the weekend and agreed to suspend enrollment while gathering data about the safety and efficacy of the drug.
The study was part of the "Solidarity" trial launched by the WHO, studying four different treatment options for COVID-19.
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The World Health Organization will temporarily suspend enrollment in hydroxychloroquine trials in a study of four treatment options for COVID-19, the WHO announced Monday in a press conference.
The drug is part of the "Solidarity" international clinical trial sponsored by the WHO in 17 countries, with others expressing interest. Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan explained that the trial is overseen by a board of experts and an independent data safety monitor. The steering committee met over the weekend and decided in light of uncertainty about the drug, that they should "err...

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