FDA won’t let Henry Ford use hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients

Maia Anderson –
Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Henry Ford formerly published a questionable study that recommended the drug, typically used as an anti-malarial medication and for individuals with autoimmune diseases, cut the COVID-19 death rate in half. The research study contradicted others that revealed the drug didnt assist COVID-19 patients and had severe adverse effects.

” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration informed us that it would not approve our ask for an emergency situation use authorization for hydroxychloroquine for a segment of COVID-19 clients meeting really particular requirements,” Adnan Munkarah, MD, Henry Fords executive vice president and chief scientific officer, told the Detroit Free Press..

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After the FDA withdrawed emergency permission for hydroxychloroquine to deal with COVID-19, Henry Ford Health System in Detroit filed for permission to keep using it. The agency rejected the demand today, the Detroit Free Press reported..

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The health system said it still prepares to continue a study of hydroxychloroquine called the WHIP COVID-19 research study, which is the first massive U.S. study to investigate whether hydroxychloroquine can prevent COVID-19 in 3,000 health care workers and very first responders..