HealthDay Reports: 2 More Studies Throw Cold Water on Hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 Treatment
Recent clinical and observational studies seem to suggest that hydroxychloroquine doesn't provide any meaningful benefits for people infected with COVID-19.
FRIDAY, May 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies are the latest in a series to show that a drug touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a potential game changer against COVID-19 doesn't work.
Hydroxychloroquine reduces inflammation, pain and swelling, and is widely used to treat rheumatic diseases and malaria.
Laboratory tests of the drug against COVID-19 yielded promising results, but mounting evidence from clinical and observational studies suggest that it doesn't provide any meaningful benefits for COVID-19 patients.