Professor Didier Raoult is the director of the IHU - Daniel Cole / AP / SIPA

Were the experiments carried out by Professor Didier Raoult illegal? An individual sent a letter to the Marseille prosecutor to denounce the famous boss of the IHU, author of controversial clinical trials on hydroxychloroquine. According to this letter, Didier Raoult did not respect the "free and informed consent" of certain patients, learned 20 Minutes , confirming information from the Canard Enchaîné . The media infectious disease specialist continues to claim that hydroxychloroquine is an effective remedy for curing Covid-19.

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- Didier Raoult (@raoult_didier) June 3, 2020

According to the satirical weekly, the report comes from another infectious disease specialist and dates from the beginning of April. Didier Raoult had just published an observational study. These studies are part of a stricter legal framework than clinical trials. According to Le Canard Enchaîné , the National Medicines Agency has carried out an investigation, which concludes that “the procedures for informing patients and tracking the motivation for the prescription do not comply with legal requirements. "

Marseille prosecutor Dominique Laurens was unable to confirm or deny this information on Wednesday morning. On the other hand, she specified at 20 Minutes that the public prosecutor's office "studies this letter with the greatest caution, because it is easy to denounce certain things but it is more difficult to verify them. "The investigation will be long, because" nothing is clear, "according to the magistrate.

Professor Didier Raoult did not - at this hour - react.


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