Despite a claim early in Thursday's White House briefing on the pandemic by President Donald Trump that one proposed treatment, anti-malarial chloroquine, had already been approved by the FDA for COVID-19 treatment, Hahn said that in fact the agency is now looking at wide-spread clinical trials of the drug, but it is not yet approved for that use. That's a drug that the President has directed us to take a closer look at, as to whether an expanded use approach to that could be done to actually see if that benefits patients.
Though, yet to be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - the U.S. body responsible for regulating health and human services, Rigano, however, proved further authenticity of the discovery by sharing publicly the peer-reviewed study earlier released by Didier Raoult, also a Medical Doctor.
"They've gone through the approval process".
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"If treatments are known to be safe in Europe, Japan and other nations are effective to protect the health and safety of american people".
French and Australian studies suggest the anti-malarial drug chloroquine could be effective against COVID-19. Trump said he would prefer the legislation be approved by Congress as opposed to announcing it through executive order. "We want the American people to know that testing is available in all 50 states, and is becoming increasingly available literally every hour of the day", he said.
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Birx said that the drug is being studied "very carefully", as are several other potential therapeutics.
FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn told reporters he had "great hope for how we are going to come out of this situation".
In the meantime, doctors can ask for experimental drugs to use to treat their patients as part of a "compassionate use" program.
Chloroquine is a drug used to treat malaria and severe arthritis.
She also emphasized that the outbreak remains highly localized in the USA, with more than 50% of cases coming from three states, "which is why we continue to prioritize testing in those states".
One of the clinical trials that have been going on worldwide with regards to testing Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to at least a dozen of Coronavirus patients in France, is led by Didier Raoult, an infectious disease expert and a member of the three authors that wrote the published paper.