Hydroxychloroquine removal from COVID-19 treatment clinical trials

Maxwell made this Official Information request to Health Research Council of New Zealand

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From: Maxwell

Dear Health Research Council of New Zealand,

I write as a New Zealand citizen.

In your "Update on COVID-19 clinical trials" dated 17 February 2021 you state:

"...all three clinical trials planned to include hydroxychloroquine in their evaluation of potential treatments for COVID-19, however given the rapidly emerging evidence on potential COVID-19 treatments from other international trials, all three trials have adapted significantly and have removed hydroxychloroquine as a candidate for treatment or prevention."

Source: https://www.hrc.govt.nz/news-events/upda...

Can you please provide all the evidence from international trials and related documentation held or received by HRCNZ and/or related agencies that went into this hydroxychloroquine removal decision?

Yours faithfully,


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Kia ora Maxwell

Please find attached our response to your OIA request.

Ngā mihi

Lana Lon
Project Manager Ethics
Health Research Council of New Zealand
Te Kaunihera Rangahau Hauora o Aotearoa
PO Box 5541, Victoria Street West, Auckland, New Zealand 1142
DDI: 64 9 303 5221
Email: [email address] | www.hrc.govt.nz

Please note, the HRC is based in Auckland and I am working from home during Alert Level 3. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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