French Clarify Use Of Plaquenil & Kaletra In COVID-19
Products Can Be Used In Hospitals And Clinical Trials
France is exploring the use of hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir in COVID-19, but only in hospitalized patients and in clinical trials, and has banned all exports of the products to avoid possible shortages.
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The US company is bringing extra supplies of lopinavir/ritonavir into France but stresses that the combination treatment is not authorized for treating patients with the coronavirus.
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