Two drugs that could help treat coronavirus One of the drugs President Trump has touted as a potential “game changer” to treat COVID-19 is a vital medication for patients with lupus. However, the drug — hydroxychloroquine — has not been clinically tested or approved to treat coronavirus, and the nation’s top infectious disease expert says there is no evidence it is effective. Now there are reports of people stockpiling the drug, and people with lupus say they are struggling to fill their long-standing prescriptions. HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE & AZITHROMYCIN, taken together, have a real chance to be one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine. The FDA has moved mountains – Thank You! Hopefully they will BOTH (H works better with A, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents)…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2020 Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH, called Mr. Trump’s assertions about hydroxychloroquine “anecdotal” and said there is no evidence that it is effective for COVID-19 patients. But that apparently has not stopped people for seeking out the drug. The Lupus Foundation of America released a statement warning “these drugs may be in high demand in the coming weeks.”


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