The US Food and Drug Administration has not approved hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 treatment, but it has provided an emergency use authorisation for the drug. Photo: BloombergThe US Food and Drug Administration has not approved hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 treatment, but it has provided an emergency use authorisation for the drug. Photo: Bloomberg
The US Food and Drug Administration has not approved hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 treatment, but it has provided an emergency use authorisation for the drug. Photo: Bloomberg

Coronavirus: NIH begins trial of hydroxychloroquine, the drug touted by Donald Trump as Covid-19 treatment

  • Move by National Institutes of Health comes after several US doctors said they were using medication on infected patients without evidence that it worked
  • Drug has long been taken to treat malaria and other conditions, but its use has soared as US becomes centre of pandemic
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The US Food and Drug Administration has not approved hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 treatment, but it has provided an emergency use authorisation for the drug. Photo: BloombergThe US Food and Drug Administration has not approved hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 treatment, but it has provided an emergency use authorisation for the drug. Photo: Bloomberg
The US Food and Drug Administration has not approved hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 treatment, but it has provided an emergency use authorisation for the drug. Photo: Bloomberg
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