Michigan hospital tries to treat patients with hydroxychloroquine, but FDA says no

Michigan hospital tries to treat patients with hydroxychloroquine, but FDA says no
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Michigan hospital tries to treat patients with hydroxychloroquine, but FDA says no

 

A month-old request from a Michigan hospital for emergency use authorization to treat COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine has been denied by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The Detroit-area Henry Ford Health System requested to use the anti-malaria drug on a group of patients “meeting very specific criteria” on July 6, MLive reported.

The FDA denied the hospital’s request this week, Dr. Adnan Munkarah, the system’s executive vice president and chief clinical officer, confirmed in a Thursday statement.

The denial of the emergency use authorization request will not impact the hospital’s “randomized, double-blind study of hydroxychloroquine as a preventative treatment,” MLive reported, citing a hospital spokesperson.

The use of hydroxychloroquine has been controversial for months.

A May 22 study posted in The Lancet used data from analytics company Surgisphere to conclude that coronavirus patients taking chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine were more likely to die in the hospital, Science reported.

Within days of the study’s publication, randomized trials of hydroxychloroquine came to a stop, including part of the World Health Organization’s trial of potential COVID-19 treatments. However, the data used in that study had been scrutinized and described as “flawed,” and was ultimately retracted. WND read more

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