A pharmacist in Utah holds a bottle of hydroxychloroquine, the drug pushed by US President Donald Trump and others in recent months as a possible treatment for Covid-19. Photo: ReutersA pharmacist in Utah holds a bottle of hydroxychloroquine, the drug pushed by US President Donald Trump and others in recent months as a possible treatment for Covid-19. Photo: Reuters
A pharmacist in Utah holds a bottle of hydroxychloroquine, the drug pushed by US President Donald Trump and others in recent months as a possible treatment for Covid-19. Photo: Reuters

US Food and Drug Administration ends emergency use of hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus

  • Trump had promoted use of antimalarial drug as Covid-19 treatment despite safety concerns
  • Agency now believes suggested dosing regimens ‘are unlikely to produce an antiviral effect’, FDA chief scientist says in letter announcing decision
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A pharmacist in Utah holds a bottle of hydroxychloroquine, the drug pushed by US President Donald Trump and others in recent months as a possible treatment for Covid-19. Photo: ReutersA pharmacist in Utah holds a bottle of hydroxychloroquine, the drug pushed by US President Donald Trump and others in recent months as a possible treatment for Covid-19. Photo: Reuters
A pharmacist in Utah holds a bottle of hydroxychloroquine, the drug pushed by US President Donald Trump and others in recent months as a possible treatment for Covid-19. Photo: Reuters
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