Russian Ministry of Health is going to exclude “Trump’s drug for coronavirus” from guidelines for the treatment of COVID-19 – Society – News of St. Petersburg


Sergei Avdeev, the chief freelance pulmonologist of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, said that studies of hydroxychloroquine showed its ineffectiveness in the fight against COVID-19.

“Today we say that this drug will probably [гидроксихлорохин] we will exclude from our lists, including from the seventh version. The drug did not show any effectiveness “, – quotes July 22 statement by Avdeev TASS.

According to him, the interest in the drug around the world influenced positive French research. At the same time, more recent tests show that hydroxychloroquine has no effect on coronavirus mortality.

British newspaper The Guardian held his own investigation, which revealed that the laudatory review of the drug was written by a small firm called Surgispher, which, among other things, employs a science fiction writer. Nevertheless, many countries and even the WHO began to consider hydroxychloroquine as a potential drug. US President Donald Trump confessedthat he began to take it as a prophylaxis against coronavirus, however, after drinking the course, he abandoned this venture. WHO has now discontinued clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine.


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