Politics Hydroxychloroquine: Olivier Véran requests a revision of the prescription rules
Olivier Véran plays the false positive patient at Covid-19
In Lyon, Thursday, the Minister of Health played the role of a patient tested positive at Covid-19, subjected to "contact tracing". © Julien DE ROSA / POOL / AFP The Minister of Health Olivier Véran played on Thursday during a trip to Lyon the role of a patient with breathing difficulties, then tested positive for Covid-19 and therefore subject to "contact tracing", a device that worries some of the French.
The Minister of Health Olivier Véran asked the High Council for Public Health (HCSP) on Saturday to propose "within 48 hours a review of the derogatory prescription rules ”for various treatments such as hydroxychloroquine, after the publication of a study showing its ineffectiveness and risks for Covid-19 patients.
"Following the publication in TheLancet of a study alerting to the ineffectiveness and risks of certain treatments of Covid-19 including hydroxychloroquine, I asked the HCSP to analyze it and offer me within 48 hours a review of the derogating prescription rules, "said the minister in a tweet.
Olivier Véran faces criticism, his popularity suffers
© Joel Philippon / Panoramic / Bestimage Olivier Véran faces criticism, his popularity suffers Long acclaimed as the new Minister of Health, Olivier Véran is now wiping criticism and is given many unflattering nicknames. And to top it all, he also saw his popularity drop by twelve points in a poll by Paris Match, in its issue on newsstands Thursday, May 14. The fall is tough for Olivier Véran.
Following the publication in @TheLancet of a study alerting to the ineffectiveness and risks of certain treatments… https://t.co/tXrsomAhBe—olivierveran (@Olivier Véran)
Outside clinical trials, France has already restricted the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in hospitals only and only for severe cases on the collegial decision of doctors. This molecule, derived from the antimalarial chloroquine, has known an unprecedented notoriety since the end of February since Pr Didier Raoult, of the University Hospital Institute (IHU) in Marseille, relayed a small, little detailed Chinese study, claiming that the Chloroquine phosphate showed signs of efficacy in patients with SARS-CoV2.
The effervescence around hydroxychloroquinebecame the apostle, to the point of take it daily as a preventive measure. In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro is convinced of its effects, yet unproven, to the point that the Ministry of Health on Wednesday recommended its use for all patients with mild illness.
The Hydroxychloroquine Meltdown
The president claims he’s taking it as a prophylactic. The media met that with hysteria instead of conscientious coverage.President Donald Trump claims that he’s taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure against contracting coronavirus, and that he has taken zinc and antibiotic azithromycin as well.
Increased risk of death
Two studies, one Chinese and one French, published last week, however found that the HCQ did not significantly reduce the risks of admission to intensive care or death in patients hospitalized with pneumonia due at Covid-19.
And another study, with data on a total of 96,000 patients,, concluded that neither chloroquine nor HCQ show efficacy against Covid-19 in hospitalized patients. According to this study, these molecules even increase the risk of death and cardiac arrhythmia. According to this large study published Friday in the prestigious scientific journal, neither chloroquine nor its derivative hydroxychloroquine prove effective against Covid-19 in hospitalized patients, and these molecules even increase the risk of death and cardiac arrhythmia .
Olivier Pickeu gets closer to OM .
© Supplied by Sofoot Pickeu live. Announced close to AS Monaco and Olympique de Marseille this week, Olivier Pickeu seems, this Saturday, to be moving towards Canebière. According to information from La Provence , the former sports director of the SCO d'Angers, dismissed in April for "serious and repetitive serious faults", would have met Jacques-Henri Eyraud for the very special position of "head of football" .