President Trump suffered no ill effects from his hydroxychloroquine treatment a few weeks ago, the president’s physician said in a letter released Wednesday on Trump's most recent physical exam.
Trump in May shocked many by announcing that he was taking hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, as a preventative against the coronavirus.
But its effectiveness for treating coronavirus has been a subject of debate: A recent analysis of the use of the drug to treat COVID-19 patients in U.S. veterans’ hospitals found no benefit to using the drug and that there were more deaths among those given hydroxychloroquine versus standard care.
Two large observational studies, each involving around 1,400 patients in New York, however, also recently found no benefit from the drug.
After Trump made his comments that he was taking hydroxychloroquine, many doctors urged Americans that their best sources for medical information are medical experts, not the president.