Drug touted by Trump as COVID-19 treatment tied to increased risk of death: Study

Drug touted by Trump as COVID-19 treatment tied to increased risk of death: Study

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-05-22 21:50

REUTERS: Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which US President Donald Trump says he has been taking, is tied to increased risk of death in COVID-19 patients, according to a study published in medical journal Lancet.

The study, which observed over 96,000 people hospitalised with COVID-19, showed that people treated with the drug, or the closely related drug chloroquine, had higher risk of death when compared to those who had not been given the medicine.

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