Democrat Governor Issues Restriction On Malaria Drugs For Coronavirus Treatment

Written by K. Walker on March 26, 2020

Is this Trump Derangement Syndrome or is there more to it?

One governor has decided to restrict the use of the drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine used to treat other illnesses like malaria, lupus, and arthritis, from being prescribed for the treatment of COVID-19 despite apparent success in other countries.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has nonetheless issued an emergency resolution restricting the distribution of the drugs.

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A local news report clarifies that the emergency order issued by the Governor was at the request of the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy after some hoarding of the drugs came to light.

Clearly, the people that are suffering from lupus or arthritis and rely on these medications should not be denied them. Yet, they are also showing promise as a treatment to coronavirus. Surely there must be a better way than an outright ban on off-label use.

There is opposition to limiting the prescriptions because they appear to be successful in treating coronavirus and there is no other treatment at this time.

Prescribing medication for “off-label use” is something that is done all the time.

The FDA has guidance on how medication can be used off-label.

Isn’t it better to have an FDA approved medication than wait for some new, magical drug to be created?

 

 

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, occasional Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll

 

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