Didier Raoult stands accused of touting drug as a coronavirus treatment without evidence
A French professor who touts the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment – without evidence, scientists say – will appear before a disciplinary panel charged with ethics breaches, an order of doctors has said.
The stakes here cannot be overstated. This does serve as a ‘good’ example of the damage that can be done by cheats and those that look to cut corners.
No clinical trials have yet found in favour of using hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19, and critics say that due to potential serious side-effects, treating coronavirus patients with it is worse than no treatment at all.