France orders review into hydroxychloroquine

France orders review into hydroxychloroquine

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Hydroxychloroquine is used as a treatment for malaria, lupus and arthritisImage caption: Hydroxychloroquine is used as a treatment for malaria, lupus and arthritis
French Health Minister Olivier Véran has ordered a review of the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Covid-19 after a study suggested that it raised mortality rates.

US President Donald Trump has promoted the anti-malarial drug and recently said he was taking it to ward off the virus.

In a tweet, Mr Véran said he’d asked the government’s health advisory committee to re-evaluate the drug’s prescription guidelines within 48 hours. He described the results of research published by The Lancet medical journal as alarming.

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