(AP) - The World Health Organization says it is ending a trial on whether anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine helps patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
WHO said Saturday it accepted the recommendation from the committee overseeing the trial to discontinue testing of hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir, a drug combination used to treat HIV.
The drugs were being compared with standard care for hospitalized patients.
WHO says a review of the interim results show hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir “produce little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalized COVID-19 patients.”
The agency adds that there was no “solid evidence” of increased mortality for hospitalized patients given the drugs.
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