World’s main health regulatory organisation has finally halted the clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine.
Naija News Understands that hydroxychloroquine which is perceived as a potential treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19) was stopped with the view that the drug has no meaning full impact on the virus.
World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that several studies have indicated that Hydroxychloroquine (an anti-malaria drug) has no impact whatsoever on the virus, and does not result in the reduction of mortality of hospitalised COVID-19 patients.
This is coming days after U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revoked the emergency authorisation for Hydroxychloroquine to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients, amidst several pieces of evidence that it could cause serious side-effects, and that it does not work.
The WHO made this known via the tweet below:
This evidence does not apply to the use of hydroxychloroquine for preventing #COVID19 infections or treating non-hospitalized patients, two areas where we still need more evidence on the drug's effectiveness against the #coronavirus.
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) June 18, 2020