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Hydroxychloroquine: a drug dividing the world

Paris, France | AFP | Banned in some countries, promoted in others — the drug hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for the new coronavirus is dividing opinion worldwide. Scientists looking to find licenced medicines that could be repurposed as a treatment for COVID-19 had started tests of hydroxychloroquine, normally used to …

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Scientists raise concern over hydroxychloroquine study

Paris, France | AFP | Dozens of scientists have raised concerns over a large-scale study of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine published in the Lancet that led to the World Health Organization suspending clinical trials of the anti-viral drugs as a potential treatment for COVID-19. Hydroxychloroquine, normally used to treat arthritis, has become …

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Health facilities fail to restock chloroquine over high prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Most private health facilities in Kitgum Municipality have failed to increase on their stock of chloroquine because of exorbitant prices in pharmacies across the region. Until recently, chloroquine has been widely available and would cost Shillings 200 and Shillings 300 in health facilities in …

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