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Covid-19: doctors denounce a “wild” therapeutic trial by Didier Raoult and demand sanctions



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Sixteen learned medical societies have challenged the authorities on a lack of sanctions in the face of the “largest known ‘wild’ therapeutic trial”, denouncing the study by Didier Raoult, former boss of the Marseille IHU, on hydroxychloroquine.

In a column published on the website of the Worldsixteen learned medical societies questioned the authorities on Sunday May 28 on a lack of sanctions in the face of the “largest known ‘wild’ therapeutic trial”, denouncing the study by Didier Raoult, former boss of the Marseille IHU, on the ‘hydroxychloroquine.

These companies involved in the research criticize teams from the Institut hospitalier universitaire (IHU) Méditerranée Infection “the systematic prescription, to patients with Covid-19 (…) of drugs as varied as hydroxychloroquine, zinc, ivermectin or azithromycin (…) without solid pharmacological bases, and in the absence of any proof of efficacy”.

“Measures adapted to the faults committed”

More serious, according to them, these prescriptions were continued “for more than a year after the formal demonstration of their ineffectiveness”. The authorities must take “measures adapted to the faults committed”, in the name of “patient safety” and “the credibility of French medical research”, they conclude. Professor Raoult, who had acquired media fame by taking now discredited positions on Covid-19, in particular the supposed effectiveness of treatments such as hydroxychloroquine, published a “pre-print” in March, c i.e. a non-peer-reviewed version, of his study of over 30,000 Covid patients.

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In April, the Medicines Agency (ANSM) estimated that the use of hydroxychloroquine “exposes patients to potential adverse effects which can be serious”. The Marseille public prosecutor’s office had opened a judicial investigation in July 2022, after a scathing report from the ANSM, for “forgery in writing”, “use of forgery in writing” and “interventional research involving a human person not justified by his taking into account. usual load”. At this stage, there has been no indictment, the prosecution told AFP at the end of May.

Trials suspended

After a damning inspection report (Igas / IGESR) on the medical, scientific and managerial excesses of the IHU under the leadership of Didier Raoult, the government also announced on September 5 to take legal action. On this aspect, the Marseille prosecutor’s office is still in the analysis phase, he told AFP.

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Questioned on Sunday during the Grand Jury RTL / LCI / Le Figaro, the Minister of Health, François Braun, recalled that his ministry and that of Education and Research had seized the prosecutor on the mode of operation of the IHU from Marseille. “The investigation is ongoing, I will say no more,” he said. Asked if the investigation also covered the new “wild” clinical trial, he replied: “of course”.

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