ps_190503_hydroxychloroquine_plaquenil_800x450During a press conference earlier today, March 19th, the Trump administration announced that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, among other drugs, are being approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to test as potential COVID-19 coronavirus treatments. This is not the first time these drugs have been mentioned as potential treatments for the viral illness: early testing of hydroxychloroquine in France showed promising results, with results indicating that 50% of patients that originally tested positive for the virus tested negative after just three days of treatment. However, though the results are still extremely unclear whether this is a viable solution, it may be critical to understand what this drug exactly is, and what is known about it already…..more

COVID-19: Could Hydroxychloroquine Really Be the Answer?