FDA Approves Emergency Drugs To Fight Coronavirus

The Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use Sunday for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine. The malaria drugs have been touted by President Donald Trump, who hopes the drugs can help those hospitalized with coronavirus treatment.

“Let’s see how it works,” Trump said Sunday at the White House daily briefing on coronavirus. “It may. It may not.”

The FDA allowed for the drugs to be “donated to the Strategic National Stockpile to be distributed and prescribed by doctors to hospitalized teen and adult patients with COVID-19, as appropriate, when a clinical trial is not available or feasible,” according to the HHS statement. The statement also announced that Sandoz donated 30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to the stockpile and Bayer donated 1 million doses of chloroquine.

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