The governor of Nevada barred the use of anti-malaria drugs within the state after President Donald Trump said the medication could potentially be used as treatment for COVID-19.
Democratic Nevada Gov. Stephen Sisolak signed an emergency order Tuesday barring the use of the anti-malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for treating patients diagnosed with the coronavirus, The Associated Press reported. The governor, who did not respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation, reasoned that neither experts nor Nevada doctors have a consensus on whether the drugs can treat coronavirus patients.
His order came just days after Trump announced that the Federal Drug Administration is waiving “outdated rules and bureaucracies” to test various “anti-viral therapies” that might combat the virus. This includes the malaria drugs. (RELATED: Axios Walks Back Suggestion That President Trump Caused People To Eat Fish-Bowl Cleaner)
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