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Old malaria drug hydroxychloroquine may help cure coronavirus: study

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A
drug developed over half a century ago to treat malaria is showing
signs that it may also help cure COVID-19 — especially when
combined with an antibiotic, a promising new study reveals.
Hydroxychloroquine, sold under the brand name Plaquenil — and also
used to treat arthritis and other ailments — was determined to be
effective in killing the deadly bug in laboratory experiments, Forbes
reported, citing findings published March 9 in the Clinical
Infectious Diseases journal. “(W)e predict that the drug has a good
potential to combat the disease,” the study’s authors, most from
the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Wuhan, wrote in a letter published
in Cell Discovery on Wednesday, according to the report.

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