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Donald Trump says treatment ‘is not gonna kill anybody’ as US fast-tracks use of anti-malarial drug for coronavirus

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US IS fast-tracking anti-malarial drug chloroquine for use as a
treatment against the new coronavirus, President Donald Trump said
this afternoon. “We’re going to be able to make that drug
available almost immediately, and that’s where the FDA (Food and
Drug Administration) has been so great,” Trump told reporters.
“They’ve gone through the approval process — it’s been
approved. They took it down from many, many months to immediate. So
we’re going to be able to make that drug available by
prescription.” Chloroquine is the synthetic form of quinine and is
used to treat malaria and it’s believed that it may have some
properties that fight the virus.

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