US approves use of Chloroquine in treatment of coronavirus (video)

The US has approved the anti-malarial drug, Chloroquine for use as a treatment against the new coronavirus, President Donald Trump said Thursday.

“We’re going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately, and that’s where the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has been so great,” Trump told reporters.

US approves use of Chloroquine in treatment of coronavirus (video)


“They’ve gone through the approval process — it’s been approved. They took it down from many, many months to immediate. So we’re going to be able to make that drug available by prescription.”

According to the FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, the drug has not been formally approved. It’s use is known as “compassionate use.”

“If there is an experimental drug that is potentially available, a doctor could ask for that drug to be used in a patient. We have criteria for that and very speedy approval for that,” said Hahn.

“As an example, many Americans have read studies and heard media reports about this drug chloroquine, which is an anti-malarial drug.

“It’s already approved, as the president said, for the treatment of malaria as well as an arthritis condition.

“That’s a drug that the president directed us to take a closer look at, as to whether an expanded use approach to that could be done to actually see if that benefits patients.”

Chloroquine has been used to treat malaria since the 1940s. Although it has been used to treat reat coronavirus patients in China and in France, only more trials would determine if it really works and is safe. However, some researchers said it showed great promise.

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  1. As an RRT I have looked into several reports on this drug, which is actually similar to quinine. The reports stated a combination of z-pak and the quinine based drug would do the job in 5-6 days. Both of these are not new, and approved for years by the FDA as ‘safe’. I’m puzzled as to why this approach is not offered as a Rx for patients with significant illness from corona. It has been considered a “possible” remedy in the face of dramatic results in the French and other studies. Why are we waiting so long for this remedy and also simple test kits?

  2. Try this drug and the herbal tea pau d’arco. Also try silica and colloidal silver. Chloroquine is working. Notice the countries with the highest malaria rates have the lowest coronavirus cases. The cdc, fda and the democrat party media is killing us.

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