Coronavirus Test of Trump-Touted Malaria Drug May Report in July - (swissinfo.ch via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Results from trials of hydroxychloroquine touted as a potential tool in the fight against the coronavirus may be ready in July, as reported swissinfo.ch on Sunday.

  • Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan said the company expects to present results from a US study of the drug, as well as for two other drugs being tested for COVID-19 effectiveness -- Ilaris and Jakavi.

  • Novartis is ready to ramp up production of hydroxychloroquine, Narasimhan said, adding that existing studies of the drug did not meet the highest standard of clinical research.

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