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WHO stops tests on Trump-backed drug for Covid-19 use

The controversial drug shows no benefit compared to the standard of care in reducing Covid-19 deaths, said WHO medical officer Ana Maria Henao-Restrepo.


TESTS of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug touted by US President Donald Trump, were halted in a World Health Organization (WHO) trial of potential Covid-19 treatments.

The hydroxychloroquine arm of the WHO's Solidarity trial was stopped after advisers concluded that...

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