US Revokes Emergency Use of Malaria Drugs for Coronavirus

Citing reports of heart complications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine pose a greater risk to patients than any potential benefits for treating COVID-19.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is revoking its emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treating COVID-19 amid growing evidence they don’t work and could cause deadly side effects. The agency said Monday that the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are unlikely to be effective in treating the coronavirus. Citing reports of heart complications, the FDA said the drugs pose a greater risk to patients than any potential…

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