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A question of data
On 22 May 2020, 4 researchers published a large study in The Lancet journal.
Researchers concluded that taking these drugs, with or without antibiotics, did not benefit COVID-19 patients, but could increase the risk of serious arrhythmias and death.
These results caused so much concern that the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the suspension of all research on hydroxychloroquine conducted within the international clinical trial called Solidarity.
The suspension of research
However, independent experts questioned the reliability of the research, which ultimately led to the withdrawal of publication and resumption of research on the drug by WHO.
The reason for the withdrawal of the articles was serious doubts about the reliability of the data provided in this work.
More than 200 clinicians and researchers called for the publication of raw data for independent analysis, as well as the publication of reviews of the work received by The Lancet in an open letter.
the impossibility of verifying the data
the withdrawal of the study on hydroxychloroquine