UM researchers launch preventative drug trial for health-care workers at risk of COVID-19

UM researchers launch preventative drug trial for health-care workers at risk of COVID-19

UM researchers in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota and McGill University, have launched an online clinical trial for health-care workers at higher risk of exposure to COVID-19.

The purpose of the trial is to study the medication hydroxychloroquine to see if it can help prevent health-care workers from contracting COVID-19 – a concept called ‘pre-exposure prophylaxis.’

Hydroxychloroquine is a Health Canada-approved drug used to prevent and treat malaria since the 1950s.....

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