Starting Thursday, pharmacies, clinics and other medical facilities in Ohio will be banned from releasing or selling the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to treat the new coronavirus.
State regulations were updated on Wednesday to reflect the changes, but they also include several caveats, such as if the prescription is for a pet or if it is part of a clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the drug when used to fight COVID-19.
‘A pharmacist may not issue any prescription for chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine or sell at retail to a licensed distributor of dangerous drugs, including prescriptions for patients residing in Ohio, or sell or retail dangerous drugs to non-resident time-limits within the meaning of Rule 4729. : 5-8-01, unless the prescription contains a written diagnosis code of the doctor or a statement indicating his veterinary medical purpose, ”it is written on the state website.
“The prescribing of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 or COVID19 for prophylactic use is strictly prohibited unless otherwise approved by the Executive Director of the Board in consultation with the Chairman of the Board. A decision must be made at that time.” continued. “Upon the entry into force of this Regulation, all previous approvals for the use of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine shall be considered invalid and shall be approved by the process described in this Part.”
The Pharmaceutical Board further stated that the ban does not apply to prescriptions “issued as part of a clinical trial approved by the Documentary Institutional Review Board to evaluate the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 drugs. Prescriptions must include documentation that the patient refers to is included in the clinical trial.”
“It’s basically a patient safety issue,” Cameron McNamee, director of board policy and communications, told The Columbus Dispatch. “We strive for the best science to determine what’s best for Ohio patients.” She also said the decision has nothing to do with President Trump’s public support for treatment.
June The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported that it has revoked an emergency authorization for a drug that was prescribed to treat coronavirus. However, Trump and other members of the medical community have announced this as a potential cure for COVID-19.
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The news came just a day after Twitter received a public response to the removal of a video showing what a group of doctors outside the Supreme Court is showing how their patients’ hydorxycholorquine, zinc and Zithromax regiments performed.
A Twitter spokesman for CNN said the action was taken “in line” with the technology company’s coronavirus disinformation policy.
One of the doctors, reportedly as Stella Immanuel, claimed to have treated more than 350 patients with coronavirus, some with diabetes and high blood pressure, and none died after being given hydroxychloroquine, zinc and zithromax.
In a video that ignited social media, Trump and his son Don Jr. shared it before he was removed. Trump Jr. was temporarily removed from Twitter for sharing the video and appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight in response to the technical giant’s decision.
“I’ve been saying this for a long time,” he told Carlson. “I wrote my first book on justice and censorship by big technical giants from California – a homogeneous group you can imagine. If they censor my account, they censor others and they tried to do it. For a while.”
“I’ve already talked about deparplation, about demonetizing people who proclaim conservative values,” he said. “Because you have to pay attention, it never happens to someone who says something that’s good for the left. It just hurts the Conservatives.”
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This message also comes the same day. Federal lawmakers struck high-tech CEOs about their policies on political bias and highlighted cases where Conservative votes were silenced for alleged partisan reasons.
“I will go straight to the chase,” the rep said during the meeting. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio. “Great technique is reaching the Conservatives … That’s a fact.”
He added: “If I had nickel every time I heard it was just flaws, I wouldn’t be as rich as our witnesses, but I’d be fine.”
Fox News Andrew O’Reilly and Edmund DeMarche contributed to the report