A Risky Move

The FDA approved use of two drugs for Covid-19 with little evidence that they work

In a letter on Saturday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of the antimalarial drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to treat people in the United States with the coronavirus. But the letter made clear that these drugs “are not FDA-approved for treatment of Covid-19” — they were only being made available due to the extreme circumstances.

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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

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Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.