WHO Temporarily Stops Testing Hydroxychloroquine As Covid-19 Treatment Amid Growing Safety Concerns: Report

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The World Health Organization will temporarily stop testing hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 treatment pending more information around the drug amid safety concerns, the WHO announced Monday.

“It’s important to continue to gather evidence on the efficacy and safety of hydroxychloroquine,” WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan said in a press conference. “We want to use it if it’s safe and efficacious, reduces mortality, reduces the length of hospitalization
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