Hydroxychloroquine, Should Not Be Used To Prevent COVID-19, WHO Experts Say.
The World Health Organization (WHO) published its
clear assessment of the anti-inflammatory drug
hydroxychloroquine in the medical journal 'BMJ' this week.
The guideline development panel made a strong recommendation against the use of hydroxychloroquine for individuals who do not have covid-19, WHO Report, via CBS News.
The panel judged that almost all people would not consider this
drug worthwhile, WHO Report, via CBS News.
Former President Donald Trump publicly supported
the drug, saying he was taking it in the spring to prevent contracting the coronavirus.
Trump was hospitalized due to serious
COVID-19 complications in October.
The WHO panel recommends an end to all
research into the drug as coronavirus preventative.
Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria. .
Federal regulators warned against taking the
drug except under medical supervision
due to side effects that include issues with heart rhythm.