Politics Hydroxychloroquine is now banned against coronavirus in France
Pelosi says 'morbidly obese' Trump taking hydroxychloroquine 'not a good idea'
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Monday that it's "not a good idea" for President Trump to be taking hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for coronavirus."I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group and in his, shall we say, weight group, what is morbidly obese, they say," Pelosi said during an appearance on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360." "So, I think that it's"I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group and in his, shall we say, weight group, what is morbidly obese, they say," Pelosi said during an appearance on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360.
The controversial drug is no longer allowed to be prescribed as part of a treatment for infection with coronavirus.
It was only a matter of time. After the unfavorable opinions against the use of hydroxychloroquine from the High Council of Public Health (HCSP) and the National Medicines Safety Agency (ANSM), it was expected that a text would officially prohibit the prescription of this prohibited treatment by Professor Didier Raoult in the treatment against Covid-19. This is now done since, according to a decree published Wednesday May 27 in the Official Journal, the government has repealed the derogations authorizing the prescription of hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19 in hospitals in France, excluding clinical trials.
No, Didier Raoult did not announce that he was leaving France for a Chinese university
© Copyright 2020, L'Obs The false information was published this Wednesday, May 20 in the middle of the day by the Entreprendre.fr site, before being taken up by several titles: the controversial professor Raoult , defender of the use of hydroxychloroquine to fight against Covid-19 , would leave France to join a Chinese university. Didier Raoult: "This whole story will end like contaminated blood" The Entreprendre.fr site quotes an e-mail presented as having been written by Dider Raoult and sen
Since the end of March, in addition to the various clinical trials responsible for evaluating their effectiveness, hydroxychloroquine - a drug derived from the antimalarial chloroquine - could be prescribed as an exception to the hospital and only for severely ill patients , by collective decision of the doctors. Tuesday, the HCSP, seized by the Minister of Health Olivier Véran, had recommended, whether alone or combined with an antibiotic. The Medicines Agency (ANSM) announced in parallel on Tuesday that it had "initiated" the procedure of suspension "as a precaution" of clinical trials evaluating hydroxychloroquine in patients with Covid-19.
Trump, after coronavirus test, says 'I tested positively toward negative'
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Other prohibited drugs
These opinions were issued in the light of a study published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet, which pointed out the ineffectiveness and the risks of this drug, promoted in France by Pr Didier Raoult, as well than in several countries, notably byand Brazilian Jair Bolsonaro. The publication of this study last week also prompted the WHO (World Health Organization) to suspend clinical trials it is conducting with hydroxychloroquine in several countries, as a precaution.
The drug, marketed under the name of Plaquénil in France, is one of the many treatments tested since the start of the coronavirus epidemic. It is also prescribed to fight against autoimmune diseases, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. The decree published in the OJ Wednesday also ends the prescription outside clinical trials against Covid-19 of the drug combining lopinavir and ritonavir, two anti-retrovirals, pointed out by the ANSM for its cardiac risks. Medicine marketed in France under the name Kaletra.
U.S. Sends 2 Million Doses of Hydroxychloroquine to Brazil .
A joint statement from the countries said they will work together on clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine to evaluate its efficacy and safety.In a joint statement Sunday, the U.S. and Brazil said the hydroxychloroquine will be used as a prophylactic to defend health care workers in Brazil against the virus, as well as a treatment to help Brazilians who become infected.