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FDA issues emergency authorization of anti-malaria drug for coronavirus care
Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 11:25 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4272


 https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/29/fda-emergency-authorization-anti-malaria-drug-155095


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 11:29 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4272


 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/30/trump-says-us-officials-should-have-good-idea-if-malaria-drug-works-on-coronavirus-in-three-days.html


Iris L.
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 1:55 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17945


I would be happy if hydroxychloroquine turns out to be a viable treatment for severe and critical cases of Covid-19.  At the same time, I don't want the supply to be removed from the current patients, who are people fighting malaria and rheumatic diseases, such as lupus.  I was on hydroxychloroquine for ten tears and it put me into remission.  I am not cured but better.  

Iris


Larrytherunner
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:53 AM
Joined: 2/26/2016
Posts: 260


It is sad to see the president act so unpresidential when he puts out a story he saw on Fox News. I know it is part of his show, but he could have called the FDA and waited for the results of a quick emergency trial, which they are doing now and will take a few more days. The medical community needs some evidence that it will work.

Trump has started a run on the drug that will create a worldwide shortage and raise prices. And what if the drug proves not to be effective with the coronavirus. Those millions of boxes of the drug will be unsaleable and will be thrown away.

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/01/825056946/why-lupus-patients-find-hydroxychloroquine-in-short-supply