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WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine clinical trials

Coronavirus : WHO suspends clinical trials on hydroxychloroquine

For security reasons, WHO suspends clinical trials on hydroxychloroquine. This Monday 25 may, World Health Organization announced the temporary suspension of clinical trials on hydroxychloroquine.

She made this decision following a study that found the treatment to be ineffective, even harmful, for patients with coronavirus. This temporary suspension was taken as a precautionary measure.

Increased risk on hydroxychloroquine use

The World Health Organization launched more than two months ago, clinical trials including hydroxychloroquine, in its program “Solidarity Trial“. The aim was to find an effective treatment for Covid-19.

Currently, more than 400 hospitals in 35 countries are actively recruiting patients. And they recruited nearly 3 500 patients in 17 country, according to the WHO Director-General's explanation.

According to studies published in "The Lancet", nor chloroquine, nor hydroxychloroquine, which is the derivative of chloroquine, do not show effective against coronavirus. On the contrary, these molecules even increase the risk of death and cardiac arrhythmia in hospitalized patients.

Temporary suspension

The time that data “be examined”, the use of hydroxychloroquine will be suspended.

The study analyzed data from about 96 000 sarS-COV-2 patients admitted to the SARS-COV-2 virus 671 hospitals between December 2019 and April 2020. About 15 000 of them received one of four combinations (chloroquine alone or associated with antibiotic, hydroxychloroquine alone or associated with the same antibiotic). Then they compared four groups to the 81 000 patients in the control group who did not receive this treatment.

Trials conducted by WHO and its partners on hydroxychloroquine will be suspended for as long as “Data” collected by the trials “be examined”, said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. And Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, who is in charge of the Scientific Department at WHO, made it clear that “This is a temporary measure”.

Good to know about hydroxychloroquine

Hydroxychloroquine is a derivative of chloroquine that has been prescribed for decades against malaria. Known in France as Platnil, hydroxychloroquine is a prescribed drug against lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.

Since the end of February 2020, the treatment has a new notoriety. He's the French professor. Didier Raoult, who has made public several studies, which, according to him, show an efficacy of hydroxychloroquine on coronavirus. According to his studies, it is effective if combined with an antibiotic (azithromycin).

This Monday 25 may, WHO Director-General said that " Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are known to be generally safe for patients with autoimmune diseases or malaria ».

Repealed in France

This Wednesday 27 may, the French government has repealed the provisions that authorize the prescription of hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19 in hospital, excluding clinical trials. This decision was made following an unfavourable opinion of the High Council of Public Health.

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