U.S. veterans agency has given hydroxychloroquine to 1,300 coronavirus patients

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has treated 1,300 coronavirus patients with the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which a study has tied to an increased risk of death, according to a document released by a Senate Democrat on Friday.
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U.S. President Donald Trump had no side effects from a two-week course of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug that can cause heart problems, after using it as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, his White House physician said on Wednesday.
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The malaria drug promoted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a treatment for COVID-19 was shown to be ineffective in preventing infection in people exposed to the coronavirus, according to a widely anticipated clinical trial released on Wednesday.
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Concerns are mounting about studies in two influential medical journals on drugs used in people with coronavirus, including one that led multiple countries to stop testing a malaria pill
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US hospitals said they have pulled way back on the use of hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as a COVID-19 treatment, after several studies suggested it is not effective and may pose significant risks.Reuters Health Information
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[Ghanaian Times] Wa -The AGA Mal-AngloGold Malaria Control Programme has provided a US$300,000 support package to the Upper West Region to help in the management of the Coronavirus (CODVID-19) pandemic.
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U.S. hospitals said they have pulled way back on the use of hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as a COVID-19 treatment, after several studies suggested it is not effective and may pose significant risks.
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ZURICH (Reuters)—The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday promised a swift review of data on hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), probably by mid-June, after safety concerns prompted the group to suspend the malaria drug’s use in a trial on COVID-19 patients. U.S. President Donald Trump and others have pushed HCQ as a possible coronavirus treatment, but the WHO... [Read More]
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THURSDAY, May 28, 2020 -- As the evidence piles up that a malaria drug touted as a possible coronavirus treatment by President Donald Trump may instead harm patients, a new study shows the same might hold true for cancer patients with...
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Exclusive:Australian researchers query origin of data used for Lancet study, but stress there is no evidence drug is a safe or effective treatment•Sign up for Guardian Australia ’s daily coronavirus email•Download the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsQuestions have been raised by Australian infectious disease researchers about a study published in the Lancet which prompted the World Health Organization to halt global trials of the drug hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19.Thestudy published on Friday found Covid-19 patients who received the malaria drug were dying at higher rate...
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Nissan and Renault and trying to reset their troubled relationship. An E.U. recovery plan could bring the bloc closer to a shared budget.
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