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Brazilian trial finds no COVID-19 benefit from hydroxychloroquine, azithromycinA randomized controlled trial of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Brazil found that the use of hydroxychloroquine, with or without azithromycin, did not improve clinical status at 15 days compared with standard care, researchers reported today in the New England Journal of Medicine.The multicenter trial, conducted at 55 hospitals in Brazil, included 667 patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and mild-to-moderate illness.

Participants were randomly assigned 1:1:1 to receive standard of care, standard of care plus 400 milligrams of hydroxychloroquine twice daily, or standard of care plus hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin (500 mg once daily for 7 days).Sta

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