Surge in HCQ, chloroquine prescriptions during Covid-19 in US: Study

Reading Time: 2 minutes New York, May 29 (IANS) Researchers have found a surge in the prescription of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and chloroquine during the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. Published in the journal JAMA, the study found prescriptions of the drug chloroquine and its analogue hydroxychloroquine dramatically surged during the week of March 15, likely due to off-label prescriptions for COVID-19.

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