Oklahoma Lawmaker Promotes Use Of Malaria Drug Against COVID-19 Despite FDA Warnings

Saturday, August 15th 2020, 7:39 am
By: News 9


An Oklahoma lawmaker is pushing for local doctors to use Hydroxychloroquine to treat the coronavirus despite warnings by the FDA.

Representative Justin Humphrey says the drug along with other medications helped him in the past with breathing problems.

"After days of suffering, I took Hydroxychloroquine along with a regiment of other medications. Within two and a half hours I was unbelievably better. My doctor demanded I lose weight and drop my blood sugar to continue treatment. I must add I am a cancer survivor, diabetic, overweight and have breathing issues. That means I am the 2% that dies from this virus. I am proud to say I lost over 30 pounds and significantly dropped my blood sugar. I am grateful for my doctor who I credit for saving my life," said Humphrey in a press release.

Last week INTEGRIS Health said the drug is ineffective against COVID-19 as a form of treatment or prevention.

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"Personally I have never really understood how we can expect an anti-parasitic drug to have an effect against a virus," said David Chansolme M.D. at INTEGRIS.

This week the Henry Ford Health System in Michigan asked the FDA for approval to use the drug for COVID-19 but was denied.