This is a good thing that needs to be country wide. The science / medical studies are clear. This drug not only doesn’t help, but in many cases is actually harmful. People have to realize medication is a substance that used correctly can help the body, used incorrectly does great harm. For those that heard about that religious leader who claimed it was a cure and then tRump retweeted her, go look her up. Look where she got her licence to practice medicine. Her real job is leading a fringe church she is both leader and owner of. Her group is being paid for by dark money. This is who the president of the US thinks is a medical expert worthy of publicly supporting. Hugs
The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy is barring pharmacists, licensed distributors of drugs and medical institutions from prescribing the controversial anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to treat or prevent the novel coronavirus.
The state pharmacy board said in a memo that the rule would go into effect on Thursday and, in general, prohibit the use of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19. No prescription can be dispensed by a pharmacist and a licensed distributor of dangerous dangerous drugs will not be permitted to sell it, according to the rule, which also applies to hospitals and nursing homes.
“Prescriptions issued for chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine for prophylactic use related to COVID-19 or for the treatment of COVID-19 are strictly prohibited unless otherwise approved by the board’s executive director in consultation with the board president,” the memo states.
The use of the anti-malaria drugs as part of an approved clinical trial will be exempt from the restrictions.
“Basically, it’s a patient safety issue,” Cameron McNamee, director of policy and communications for the state board, told The Columbus Dispatch. “We’re looking at the best science to determine what’s best for the patients of Ohio.”
There is more at the link above. Of course the Governor is fighting this. Hugs