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US President Trump Announced that a Chloroquine Drug Could Be Used to Treat the Coronavirus.


US President Trump Announced that a Chloroquine Drug Could Be Used to Treat the Coronavirus.


At a press conference, the US President Trump announced that the Chloroquine could be used to treat the virus,  claiming that the US Food and Drug Administration had approved the drug to treat coronavirus. 

In a statement the FDA made clear  that said "there are no FDA-approved therapeutics or drugs to treat, cure or prevent COVID-19 because chloroquine has been approved for other purposes, doctors are legally allowed to prescribe it for the unapproved or "off-label" use of treating the coronavirus if they want. But its safety and effectiveness has not been proven with regard to the coronavirus." 

FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn, speaking after Trump at the briefing, said "that chloroquine would be tested through a large, pragmatic clinical trial with coronavirus patients."

The FDA said in the statement  " it is working with government and academic entities that are investigating whether chloroquine can be used to treat patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 to potentially reduce the duration of symptoms, as well as viral shedding, which can help prevent the spread of disease."

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