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Researchers Retract Study Warning About Chloroquine

Authors say they can't be sure of their data on COVID-19 results

(Newser) - The authors of a well-publicized study that indicated taking chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatments could be unsafe no longer stand behind their work. The medical journal the Lancet said the authors asked that their paper be retracted, Stat News reports. "We can no longer vouch for the veracity...

2 More Dings Against Drug: an FDA Warning and a Study

Agency cautions hydroxychloroquine should only be used in very restricted settings

(Newser) - The drug once touted by President Trump as a possible "game changer" in the fight against the coronavirus has been the subject of more sobering headlines of late, and the newest one from the Food and Drug Administration doesn't help matters. Per Stat News , the FDA on Friday...

Rita Wilson Had 'Extreme Side Effects' From Chloroquine

'I think people have to be very considerate about that drug,' she says

(Newser) - Rita Wilson was given chloroquine, the anti-malarial drug touted by President Trump, while being treated for the coronavirus —but she's not exactly singing its praises. She tells CBS that she suffered worse symptoms than husband Tom Hanks, with chills like she's never had before and a fever...

Troubling Signs in 2 Drugs Touted by Trump for Virus

Heart problems linked to both in patients with coronavirus

(Newser) - Two drugs that have been promoted by President Trump for use in treating the coronavirus are being linked to heart problems in international research. The Hill reports that a review by France's drug safety regulator turned up 43 "cardiac adverse effects" in COVID-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine, typically...

CDC Nixes 'Highly Unusual' Wording on Trump-Pushed Drugs

'Why would CDC be publishing anecdotes? That doesn't make sense.'

(Newser) - What Reuters calls "highly unusual guidance" on two drugs President Trump has been pushing to treat the coronavirus has been removed from the CDC site almost as quickly as it went up. The original guidance on hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, which showed up over the weekend under "Therapeutic Options,...

FDA Authorizes Use of Drugs Trump Championed

Scientists say there is little evidence supporting move

(Newser) - Two anti-malaria drugs that President Trump has championed have been authorized for emergency use in treating COVID-19 patients. The Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization, allowing hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to be prescribed "when a clinical trial is not available or feasible," Politico reports. Trump has...

Twitter Yanks Tweet by Giuliani
Twitter Yanks Tweet by Giuliani

Twitter Yanks Tweet by Giuliani

Trump's lawyer falsely blamed Michigan governor for blocking '100% effective' treatment

(Newser) - Twitter has deleted a post by Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal attorney, that contained false information about a treatment for COVID-19 and the governor of Michigan. The tweet was replaced with the message, "This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules," Mediaite reports. Giuliani had quoted a post by...

Man Dies After Taking Substance He Thought Trump Mentioned

His wife is in critical condition after taking chloroquine phosphate

(Newser) - An Arizona man is dead and his wife is in critical condition after self-medicating with a substance containing chloroquine, an anti-malaria drug mentioned days prior by President Trump. Hospital authorities say the couple, both in their 60s, didn't take that medication but instead ingested chloroquine phosphate, which is used...

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