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Study panning anti-malaria drug Trump took against Covid faces new questions

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British medical journal the Lancet on Tuesday said it had concerns about data behind an influential article that found hydroxychloroquine increased the risk of death in Covid-19 patients, a conclusion that undercut scientific interest in the medicine championed by US President Donald Trump.

Hydroxychloroquine - which has anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties - inhibited the coronavirus in laboratory experiments but has not been proven effective in humans, particularly in placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trials considered the gold standard for data.

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