as a treatment against the new coronavirus.
where the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has been so great,”
access to it was being expanded so that authorities could gather more data.
Hahn said – “If there is an experimental drug that is potentially available, a doctor could ask for that drug to be used
in a patient, We have criteria for that and very speedy approval for that,”
“As an example, many Americans have read studies and heard media reports about this drug chloroquine,
which is an anti-malarial drug.
“It’s already approved, as the president said, for the treatment of malaria as well as an arthritis condition.
“That’s a drug that the president directed us to take a closer look at, as to whether an expanded use approach to
that could be done to actually see if that benefits patients.”
The drug was recently used to treat coronavirus patients in China and in France, where some researchers said
it showed great promise, though scientists agree that only more trials would determine if it really works and is safe.
Chloroquine is a synthetic form of quinine, which has been used to treat malaria since the 1940s.
- Deafness or tinnitus.
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and anorexia.
- Mild and transient headache.
- Skin itchiness, skin color changes, hair loss, and skin rashes.