Hydroxychloroquine has ‘no benefit’ for coronavirus patients: Major UK trial
A major British trial of hydroxychloroquine has found it has “no benefit” for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, researchers said Friday, announcing they had halted tests of the drug.
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“We have concluded that there is no beneficial effect of hydroxychloroquine in patients hospitalized with COVID-19,” said a statement from the chief investigators in the randomized clinical trial, which is run by the University of Oxford and is testing a number of potential treatments for the new coronavirus.
They added they would stop recruiting patients to the hydroxychloroquine part of the trial “with immediate effect.”