Mayo Clinic Talks COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 8: Azithromycin and Hydroxychloroquine
Mayo Clinic Talks Podcast #140
Chloroquine emerged as an early COVID-19 treatment option in China and there has been increasing interest in the use of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin. What data is available for the safety and efficacy of the drugs in the fight against SARS-CoV-2? Dr. Christina Rivera and Dr. Ryan Stevens provide a breakdown of recent research.
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