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Growing Concern Over Heart Risks of Chloroquine & Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

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Scientists around the world are continuing to study two drugs -- chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine -- for their potential as possible treatment approaches for illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Yet as new data emerge out of such research, so do some concerns about the efficacy and safety of the drugs when used to treat COVID-19.

There have been early indications that these drugs may be effective in treating or preventing COVID-19, but the medications haven't endured the due diligence of extensive clinical trials and there have been growing concerns about the impact ...