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FDA gives emergency authorization of Hydroxychloroquine use

FDA gives emergency authorization of Hydroxychloroquine use

The FDA issued an emergency authorization for hydroxychloroquine, a drug already used to treat malaria & other ailments. This drug use is not yet clinically proven, however given reported success in a growing number of small, non-randomized studies; as well as testimonials from doctors & patients, doctors are said to be prescribing the treatment to severely ill patients.

R LoRusso
R LoRusso 5 months

Except here in Nevada. Our intelligent Governer, Sisolack, says our docs can't prescribe those drugs, except if we're in a hospital.. He did it really to stick it to Trump.

John W
John W 5 months

How can they approve a drug know to trigger severe TDS? How reckless.

John W
John W 5 months

Leftist headline, "Trump to sell new fish tank cleaner called Zyklon T." Want's to sell it to school lunch programs.

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 5 months

Oh look the media misled us again when they bad mouthed this drug. Gotta attack the orange man!

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 5 months

Trump proven right again? Must be a day that ends in a Y.

Up 5 months

Democrats, time to stock up on fish tank cleaner.

eddy yetty
eddy yetty 5 months

Oh really?! I wonder who said that before ? hmm.....

Rhokanth 5 months


FourAncientWhiteElephants 5 months

So the drug Trump said has promise based on scientific study has merit? Insane! P.S. Don't put salt made for de-icing roads on your food.

John W
John W 5 months

Hydroxychloroquine one of the most prescribed drugs in the world for malaria. On the WHO's List of Essential Medicines . In 2017 USA saw five million prescriptions. Hydroxychloroquine was approved for medical use in the United States in 1955.[2] It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the safest and most effective medicines needed in a health system.[5] In 2017, it was the 128th-most-prescribed medication in the United States, with more than five million prescriptions.[6] How long is it safe to hydroxychloroquine? CDC has no limits on the use of hydroxychloroquine for the prevention of malaria. When hydroxychloroquine is used at higher doses for many years, a rare eye condition called retinopathy has occurred. People who take hydroxychloroquine for more than five years should get regular eys exams.

M. Schlegel
M. Schlegel 5 months

Let's hope this drug lives up to its expectations. There is reason to think it helps. Yet: We don't know exactly how much of a help it'll be and if it's worth the risk. There is a reason you normally need a double-blind, randomized trial to proof the effectiveness of a drug. It absolutely is an emergency move by the FDA and I will leave it to their specialists to have evaluated this move well. Still, it is much to soon to speak of it as a Coronavirus cure.

Phil Scott
Phil Scott 5 months

Fingers crossed.

Ryan Taylor
Ryan Taylor 5 months man bad!!

Carol 5 months

DO NOT USE...REMEMBER Trump said, use it and people died!

Galen 5 months

Bad news, that stuff is deadly. The study shows that

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 5 months

I do understand why they're going ahead with it. I have no doubt they're doing more research into this and other things but I guess they have to do the best they can in the meantime.

Jim 5 months

They are really throwing everything thing at this...

Mozgus 5 months

So now it's safe to drink all the pond cleaner I want right?

elizabeth 5 months


ThePROFESS10NAL 5 months

The FDA needs to be gutted and rebuilt. They’re about worthless today.

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