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FDA Revokes EUA for Hydroxychloroquine

June 15, 2020


FDA has revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) for hydroxychloroquine sulfate (HCQ) and chloroquine phosphate (CQ) as treatments for COVID-19, according to a June 15, 2020 announcement.

In a statement on its website, the agency noted that it “has determined that CQ and HCQ are unlikely to be effective in treating COVID-19 for the authorized uses in the EUA. Additionally, in light of ongoing serious cardiac adverse events and other serious side effects, the known and potential benefits of CQ and HCQ no longer outweigh the known and potential risks for the authorized use.”

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