Chloroquine study discontinued after high dose has been fatal for some patients | News from the world

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A Brazilian study investigating whether the antimalarial drug chloroquine was effective in the treatment of patients with Covid-19 was discontinued for safety reasons after a high dose of the drug was fatal for some patients.

Chloroquine and a related drug, hydroxychloroquine, in combination with the antibiotic azithromycin, have been presented as a potential coronavirus treatment by Donald Trump despite the lack of evidence.

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