Skip to comments.FDA Gives 'Emergency Authorization of Hydroxychloroquine Use'.........
Posted on 03/30/2020 8:24:22 AM PDT by caww
The Food And Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency authorization Sunday for hydroxychloroquine, a drug already used to treat malaria and other ailments, which has shown anecdotal efficacy against coronavirus.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a statement on Sunday:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to BARDA to allow hydroxychloroquine sulfate and chloroquine phosphate products donated to the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) to be distributed and prescribed by doctors to hospitalized teen and adult patients with COVID-19, as appropriate, when a clinical trial is not available or feasible.
HHS also noted that it had accepted 30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine sulfate donated by Sandoz, the Novartis generics and biosimilars division, and one million doses of chloroquine phosphate donated by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, for possible use in treating patients hospitalized with COVID-19 or for use in clinical trials.
Amid concerns that the sudden interest in hydroxychloroquine could cause shortages, HHS noted: Use of the donated medications is expected to help ease supply pressures for the drug, and the FDA is also working with manufacturers of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to increase production to ensure these drugs also remain available for patients dependent on them for treatment of malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
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... and chloroquine phosphate products...
Otherwise known as fishtank cleaner.
Although there is a controlled dosage tablet of it from Bayer sold under the trade name Resochin.
Gov. Whitman is sad.
Soon to be known as the orange pill.
About damned time.
Mr. Fauci...What would you like with your crow? And after belittling the President and his team...you should be fired. But I kinda like it this way....you made a fool of yourself with your anecdotal statement. Do you think all these doctors are stupid, too....and ignorant like the President....who gave us hope?
Guys like Fauci live in a bubble. Their lives are research, data, mathematical models. They rarely see the big picture that you must see if you’re in Trump’s position.
The very first approval by the FDA of a treatment for corona virus ...
I would think this would be big news.
And yet it is not mentioned on the front pages of the WSJ, NYT, or WashPost websites this morning.
Gee I wonder why?
THE FDA IS ONLY 3 WEEKS TOO LATE AND 2500 DEATHBED EVENTS.
In other words, they’re bureaucrats. This “controlled study” crap is nonsense, particularly in a case like this. If it MAY work, why not try it damnit! It’s been used for about 80 years with no significant side effects. Furthermore, going through their years-long controlled, double-blind studies has put some pretty horrendous pharmaceuticals on the market that had to be yanked after they killed people. In this case, if it does save some people - which it obviously has and will - isn’t it worth it? What happened to the lefty mantra, “If it only saves one person...”?
Complete crap. You can’t do a double-blind study in a pandemic for ethical reasons (who’s going to be in the control group?). You use empirical evidence and case data and you do the best job you can to find out WHY the method of action is efficacious.
Agreed, yet Fauci continues to assert that any data concerning hydroxychloroquine/azithromycin is meaningless because it hasn’t gone through proper testing, “which would take years.”
I know. He’s starting to give off an odor.
guess we will find out now whether it works or not. My gut feeling is yes. Dr/s generally don’t get 100% success with anything but the French Dr. reported just that. This was almost 3 weeks ago. No excuse for us not having massive anecdotal evidence by this point. Either it works or it doesn’t . To hades with double blind studies. Scientists can do that on their time. If this works GET IT OUT HERE.
Yup. It’s clear he made that argument to Trump, Trump concluded we just don’t have that kind of time and he forced it through.
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