A pack of Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate medication is held up on March 26.
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Hospitalized Covid-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug President Donald Trump says he’s taking to prevent the coronavirus, had a higher risk of death than those who didn’t take it, according to a study published Friday in The Lancet.
Patients who took the drug or chloroquine, which hydroxychloroquine is derived from, were also more likely to develop irregular heart rhythms, according to the study. The study looked at more than 96,000 patients from 671 hospitals across six continents.
Researchers at Harvard Medical