American Hospitals have Stopped Using Hydroxy Chloroquine
American hospitals said they had stopped using the drug “hydroxy chloroquine” used to treat malaria, which was promoted by President Donald Trump as a treatment for coronary disease.
The “Visent” company, which buys drugs for about half of the United States hospitals, said that orders for this drug decreased to one tenth of what they were during the height of the outbreak at the end of March, to reach about 125,000 tablets last week.
This significant drop in drug use is an indication that American doctors no longer see the potential benefits to him outweighing his risks.
Some European governments this week banned the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of corona patients.
Early hopes for the drug used for decades were partly based on laboratory experiments and its anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.
But its efficacy has not yet been proven effective in human trials and at least two studies have indicated that it may increase the chance of death.
Trump was a strong supporter of hydroxychloroquine, and he initially described him as “able to change the rules of the game.”
American Hospitals have Stopped Using Hydroxy Chloroquine - /10
American hospitals said they had stopped using the drug "hydroxy chloroquine"