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COVID-19: FDA Revokes Emergency Use for Hydroxychloroquine

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The United States Food and Drug Administration decided it was time to pull the plug on the emergency use authorization the administration previously approved for both hydroxychloroquine and a similar compound referred to as chloroquine phosphate.

Hydroxychloroquine was first identified as a potential treatment for the coronavirus in February when it demonstrated what appeared to be a measurable degree of effectiveness in two small studies. However, current information seems to show the drug is not nearly as effective as some medical professionals hoped in the aftermath of the two preliminary studies.

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