Health

France revokes decree authorising use of hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19

Issued on: 27/05/2020 – 10:22Modified: 27/05/2020 – 10:22

The French government on Wednesday revoked a decree authorising hospitals to prescribe the controversial drug for Covid-19 patients after Frances public health watchdog warned against its use to treat the disease.

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The governments decision comes two days after the World Health Organization (WHO) said safety concerns had prompted it to suspend use of the drug in a global trial.

Last week, a study published in British medical journal The Lancet found patients randomised to get hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) had increased mortRead More – Source