July 24, 2020

Brazil study finds no hydroxychloroquine benefit for COVID-19

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – A study published Thursday on the use of hydroxychloroquine in Brazil to treat COVID-19 found the drug ineffective, the latest blow to President Jair Bolsonaro’s push for its widespread use.The clinical trial, conducted at 55 hospitals across Brazil and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, tested whether hydroxychloroquine improved the condition of patients with mild to moderate cases of COVID-19, alone or in combination with the antibiotic azithromycin.Bolsonaro’s government has recommended since May that doctors in Brazil’s public health system prescribe h…

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