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US medical group endorses anti-malarial drug for Corona patients

The major medical society in the United States specializing in the treatment of respiratory diseases has endorsed using hydroxychloroquine for Coronavirus patients.

Published: April 9, 2020, 10:01 am

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    The New York Post reported that the American Thoracic Society issued guidelines on Monday to allow the use of the anti-malaria drug for SARS-CoV-2 or Covid-19 patients with pneumonia.

    “To prescribe hydroxychloroquine (or chloroquine) to hospitalized patients with COVID-19 pneumonia if all of the following apply: a) shared decision-making is possible, b) data can be collected for interim comparisons of patients who received hydroxychloroquine (or chloroquine) versus those who did not, c) the illness is sufficiently severe to warrant investigational therapy, and d) the drug is not in short supply,” the Thoracic Society said.

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