France has banned the usage of hydroxychloroquine as a remedy for Coronavirus. President Donald Trump closely promoted the drug and even claimed he was taking it.
The French well being ministry revoked a decree permitting the nation’s hospitals to prescribe hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19 sufferers on Wednesday following experiences about its risks.
“Whether or not [in doctors offices] within the cities or within the hospital, this … shouldn’t be prescribed for sufferers with COVID-19,” the health ministry said.
The choice comes after a report in British medical journal The Lancet claimed that utilizing the drug considerably elevated the chance of dying and different well being issues.
President Trump has been selling the usage of hydroxychloroquine as a remedy for Coronavirus for weeks. Regardless of warnings from medical specialists, he touted the malaria treatment to the press and his Twitter followers.
The President later claimed he was taking the drug himself. Although there are doubts about whether or not Trump actually did take it, he claimed this week to have completed his remedy.
Trump told conservative Sinclair Broadcasting he had “Completed, simply completed,” a course of hydroxychloroquine.
“And by the way in which, I’m nonetheless right here…To the most effective of my information, right here I’m,” he stated.
Along with France, Italy and Belgium are reportedly moving to stop utilizing the drug to deal with Coronavirus, whereas the World Well being Group has halted a medical trial.
Darragh Roche is a journalist protecting U.S. politics and media