June 15, 2020 / 8:49 PM / a month ago

FDA warns against combination of malaria drug and Gilead's remdesivir

June 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a warning to healthcare providers against administering malaria drug hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine in combination with Gilead Sciences' experimental COVID-19 drug, remdesivir.

The agency said the co-administration may result in reduced antiviral activity of remdesivir. (reut.rs/30I9w1O) (Reporting by Trisha Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)

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