Scientists Retract Study Claiming Chloroquine Raises Risk of Death


Three authors of a momentous study that claimed that hydroxychloroquine raised the risks of death for coronavirus patients treated with the controversial malaria drug have retracted their research.

The retraction was published in the Lancet on Thursday, and comes just two days after the medical journal posted an ‘expression of concern.’

Along with the publication, more than 120 prominent scientists raised questions about the data used in the study, which was sourced from a database run by a private company, Surgisphere.

On the heels of that research’s May publication, international trials of the drug were halted – but the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Wednesday it would restart the hydroxychloroquine arm of its international SOLIDARITY trial.

Daily Mail

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