on Monday, 15 June, u.s. health authorities are walking backwards by removing their authorization to use emergency two treatments, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for patients with Covid-19. A molecule, whose effects will arouse much debate, however, defended by president Donald Trump.
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" It is no longer reasonable to believe that the oral administration of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine is effective in the treatment of Covid-19 ", said in an e-mail to the scientific officer of the american Agency of the drug (FDA) Denise Hinton. "It is not reasonable to believe that the benefits known and potential of these products outweigh their known risks and potential," she said in announcing the end of their use in an emergency.
"This would be a godsend if it worked this"
The FDA was given on march 28, the green light that these treatments are anti-malarial drugs are prescribed only in hospital, in patients infected by the new coronavirus. Donald Trump melted then great hopes on the hydroxychloroquine, the effectiveness of which against the Covid-19 has never been proven rigorously. "There's a good chance that this could have a huge impact. This would be a godsend if it worked, " he said.
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The republican president has himself received later treatment of hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure for two weeks. But the FDA had warned on April 25, against the use of two anti-malarial drugs " outside of a hospital setting or clinical trials because of the risk of heart rhythm disorders ". France, where a doctor controversial, the Pr Didier Raoult, defended, and put the spotlight on hydroxychloroquine, has banned the use of the may 28, against the Covid-19.