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American Medical Association Rescinds Previous Statement Against Prescription of Hydroxychloroquine to COVID-19 Patients. (Updated)

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CHICAGO, IL – The American Medical Association (AMA), in a surprising move, has officially rescinded a previous statement against the use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in the treatment of COVID-19 patients, giving physicians the okay to return to utilizing the medication at their discretion.

Previously, theAMA had issued a statement in Marchthat was highly critical of HCQ in regards to its use as aproposed treatment by some physiciansin the early stages of COVID-19. In addition to discouraging doctors from ordering the medication in bulk for“off-label”use – HCQ is typically used to treat diseases such as malaria – they also claimed that there was no proof that it was effective in treating COVID, and that its use could be harmful in some instances.

However,on page 18 of a recent AMA memo, issued on October 30, (resolution 509, page 3) the organization officially…

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