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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


4 thoughts on “Ohio pharmacy board bars use of hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus

  1. Nan says:

    Too bad it’s only in Ohio. But at least it demonstrates some people still have good sense …

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    1. Scottie says:

      Hello Nan. I was thinking this morning that at the same time that some people are pushing a drug for a condition it has clearly been shown to be harmful for other people are against the legalization of weed which again studies have shown is less harmful than alcohol and has none of the fears that people cite to keep it a schedule 1 drug. So you have denial of science on the part of both Democrats and Republicans to keep their myths going. I just find this so weird. But I think it is all about money. More on that at the end.

      As for politics I think the Democrats are cutting off their nose to spite their face. They have seen how wedge issues help the Republicans but the Democrats seem unable to use them also. Here is one that would help get everyone to vote for the Democrats. If Biden’s people ( remember all these people grew up with reefer madness ) had let the platform say legalize weed for recreational use it would have drawn in a hell of a lot of new / first time voters. Plus cause some pot users to switch sides just for that one cause, like abortion does for Republicans. As for those it would turn off by it, those people won’t vote for Biden anyway. It was a stupid error on the Democrats part. The country when polled favors legalization by a large margin, so of course what the people want must be ignored, because the drug industry and the booze industry worry it cuts into their profits. That is the real key, money. Hugs


      1. Nan says:

        Maybe. I’m not so sure I agree. The generation that I’m from has a very negative view of pot … and you must remember, these are often the people that actually vote. While it may have appealed to the younger crowd, I’m not sure there would have been enough of them to make a difference. JMO.

        BTW, I personally don’t care either way. I’ve tried it and didn’t like it but I have no problem with others who benefit from it health-wise … or who just like it for other purposes.

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        1. Scottie says:

          Hello Nan. I have never tried it, but almost everyone I know has. When younger I always had a job that wouldn’t permit it and did drug testing, and now I am on medication that also forbids it and I get regular drug testing by the prescribing doctors.

          I am simply going by the data. But what you said about generation views is important and is what I am talking about in the leadership of the country. Since a majority when polled favor legalization, then the minority that tends to vote more are forcing their dislike of it onto the majority that favor it. I do wish we can get younger people to vote, and I do think this would be the single issue that would bring them out. Like I said everyone I know has been or is a user of some form of pot. Hugs

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