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Hydroxychloroquine — The clinical trials and tribulations of a potential COVID-19 treatment

May 08, 2020 by Kimberly Drake

Difficult to pronounce, and even more challenging to spell, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) has undoubtedly become something everyone is talking about. After President Trump made mention of this anti-malarial/autoimmune disease medication as a potential “game-changer” in the fight against COVID-19, the political and medical scene has become a boxing match between physicians, politicians and the general public.

One side says the drug, originally developed to prevent and treat malaria and cur...

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