Cochrane Library Editorial - Contested effects and chaotic policies: the 2020 story of (hydroxy) chloroquine for treating COVID-19

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During the past 12 months chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have been touted as cures for COVID-19 and introduced into Covid-19 treatment protocols. This has led to increases in demand, leaving some rheumatoid arthritis and lupus patients deprived of effective treatments.

A newly published Cochrane Library Editorial explores the story of the assessment of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine efficacy and the lessons learnt. 

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This Editorial publishes alongside the recently published review published in the Cochrane Library  that concludes that hydroxychloroquine  has no clinical benefit in treating COVID-19 in hospitalised patients.

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Thursday, March 25, 2021