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AMA Rescinds Guidance Against Hydroxychloroquine


Published ReporterThe American Medical Association (AMA), in a surprising move, has officially rescinded a previous statement against the use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in the treatment of COVID-19 patients, giving physicians the okay to return to utilizing the medication at their discretion.

Previously, the AMA had issued a statement in March that was highly critical of HCQ in regards to its use as a proposed treatment by some physicians in the early stages of COVID-19. In addition to discouraging doctors from ordering the medication in bulk for “off-label” use – HCQ is typically used to treat diseases such as malaria – they also claimed that there was no proof that it was effective in treating COVID, and that its use could be harmful in some instances.

Now that the election is over and millions of doses of an advanced new vaccine have been purchased, they can announcement that we already had an effective and cheap treatment all along.

This entry was published Thu Dec 17 09:19:23 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-12-17 09:19:23.0. [Tweet]

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