New Delhi — Hours after President Donald Trump warned of “retaliation” if Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi refused to allow the export of an anti-malarial drug being tested as a possible treatment for the new coronavirus, India said it would supply hydroxychloroquine to “nations that have been badly affected,” without naming the United States or any other country specifically.  “In view of the humanitarian aspects of the pandemic, it has been decided that India would licence paracetamol and hydroxychloroquine in appropriate quantities to all our neighbouring countries who are dependent on our capabilities. We will also be supplying these essential drugs to some nations who have been particularly badly affected by the pandemic,” Indian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said. Hydroxychloroquine has long been used as an anti-malarial treatment and is approved as such, along with several other key uses, in the U.S. It is now among several drugs being tested as a coronavirus therapy, but Mr. Trump described it as a “game-changer” even before its efficacy against COVID-19 is established, putting him at odds with his own senior medical experts. Pharmacists share warning about over-prescription of potential COVID-19 drugs India supplies more than a quarter of the world’s generic drugs. Last


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