FDA Stops Emergency Use of Hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 Treatment


At the peak of the coronavirus, the FDA granted expedited use of different drugs and treatments in an effort to save lives. As more time has passed, they are looking at the data gathered over the last few months and are making some changes. Hydroxychloroquine, a drug made famous by President Trump’s endorsement of it during a speech, was thought to be an option for treatment. This week, however, the FDA has pulled approval for the drug to be used on COVID-19 patients. Per the data, there are too many risks and too few benefits, so it is no longer authorized for that use.

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