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Posted By: envirodude, 3/30/2020 7:32:38 AM

The Food and Drug Administration on Sunday issued an emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, decades-old malaria drugs championed by President Donald Trump for coronavirus treatment despite scant evidence. The agency allowed for the drugs to be "donated to the Strategic National Stockpile to be distributed and prescribed by doctors to hospitalized teen and adult patients with COVID-19, as appropriate, when a clinical trial is not available or feasible," HHS said in a statement, announcing that Sandoz donated 30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to the stockpile and Bayer donated 1 million doses of chloroquine.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: vrb8m 3/30/2020 7:43:00 AM (No. 362658)
FTA: "despite scant evidence..." Then why did you even write this article, Dan? Why does even the mere mention of it merit the effort you exerted to write this?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: George R. 3/30/2020 7:46:42 AM (No. 362660)
Anything from the America-haters at Politico is designed to denigrate Trump rather than to inform or elevate America!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: edgar 3/30/2020 7:57:19 AM (No. 362664)
#1, the evidence is 'scant' if you do not look for it. Even less effort exerted to write when you don't research.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rama41 3/30/2020 8:03:11 AM (No. 362669)
I'm surprised Politico didn't title this article "FDA approves Trump-supported fish tank cleaner as antidote to Coronavirus".
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MMC 3/30/2020 8:12:39 AM (No. 362679)
I tried reading it.. how many ways can you slam a president in poorly written and edited ways? Michigan- is Gov Half Whitmer going to allow docs to prescribe Hydroxychloronique now?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Clinger 3/30/2020 8:17:38 AM (No. 362681)
When the bullets started to fly for real in Iraq in 1990 it was simply amazing to watch the red tape wither away as we in the defense industry were allowed to do our jobs. Big men in green suits with stars asked direct questions and took us at our word and product flew out the door. The nitpicking nattering nabobs were cast aside and we got down to business. We made changes on the fly in response to rapid learning in the theater and things were done in days that would have taken months. I can't help but see the parallels here where all of a sudden the maze of regulations and army of bureaucrats are in the way of a real crisis and now we must play by rational rules. I'm not suggesting every rule we now need to cast aside in a crisis is irrational in less risky times, but I do think overall when you have to dispense with your regulations in times of a real need it should be cause for reflection if not alarm. It's like when taxes threaten to drive a large visible business entity away and the governor cuts them a break, there's an underlying message. Let's not miss the message.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: tootall 3/30/2020 9:44:32 AM (No. 362769)
FTA career Scientists are skeptical, but Drs are saving lives with these drugs and taking them themselves (anecdotal)
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Right Time 3/30/2020 9:47:00 AM (No. 362774)
Must have really pained Dan Diamond to write this. But maybe he can organize the Democrats to boycott HCQ
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Reply 9 - Posted by: hoopsfan 3/30/2020 9:53:59 AM (No. 362782)
Politico hates President Trump more than they hate the corona virus.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: barbcrose 3/30/2020 10:10:55 AM (No. 362807)
#5 I live in Michigan and all I'm hearing are the crickets.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 3/30/2020 10:13:57 AM (No. 362810)
The Enemedia and top Demonrat political hacks will be in mourning. They have SO hoped that millions would die in the USA, so they could make political gains on their bodies.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 3/30/2020 10:24:56 AM (No. 362826)
Plodding scientists and bureaucrats seem incapable of responding to the urgency of the moment. This is why THEY should NEVER be in charge. They just don't have the right temperament. The normal balance of safety vs. efficiency is valid for an unknown drug. This drug is VERY well known and many people take it regularly. Is it effective? Several small studies say yes. Many anecdotal testimonies say yes. Doctors and medical staff are taking it and these professionals must have seen enough positive evidence that they feel it is worth a shot. Is it only 50% effective? Doesn't that make it still worth using until something better comes along? How will it impact tests of other possible treatments? Can't we do more than one thing at the same time? It certainly worked out that way with the tests developed. Many have now been developed and evaluated to work. THE original singular CDC one was a failure and held up accurate testing because the "official" one was the only one accepted. Is this drug available? Manufacturers have said they produce far more than we need by mid April. Start by treating more critical patients first, evaluating the success. As supplies increase, branch out and continue to evaluate. People who claim the drug is worthless are clearly wrong. What conditions it works best for and how totally effective are still to be evaluated but it is certain that some will benefit from its use. We will learn as we go and save some lives and alleviate some suffering along the way. It's not like we have something else that is known to be effective and is ready to be used.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 3/30/2020 11:12:44 AM (No. 362873)
#4, you left out "deadly fish tank cleaner".
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 3/30/2020 11:24:58 AM (No. 362887)
Despite scant evidence, Americans accuse reporters of left wing bias.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: cor-vet 3/30/2020 11:26:17 AM (No. 362891)
I'm waiting for the anti-American ACLU to rear it's ugly head and start a bunch of troublesome law suits to 1) stymie the Presidents efforts and 2) to sue for aid to the millions of illegals in the country.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Kate318 3/30/2020 11:58:15 AM (No. 362928)
Which begs the question, #15, where is the ACLU while our civil liberties are being trashed on a daily basis, with no end in sight? Interesting side note: the British limited gatherings of people in the American colonies to no more than 10, in order to quell rebellion. Just sayin’...
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Pam 3/30/2020 12:34:28 PM (No. 362971)
'despite scant evidence' Even I know what his evidence was. Deaf, dumb and blind. Perpetual state of reporting these days.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: zoidberg 3/30/2020 2:55:34 PM (No. 363120)
The evidence is getting stronger. Dr. Didier Raoult did a second study with 80 patients, and all but 2 responded. http://techstartups.com/2020/03/27/coronavirus-cure-new-results-french-study-shows-combination-hydroxychloroquine-plaquenil-azithromycin-successfully-treated-80-coronavirus-patients-significant-dr/
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