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States say doctors are stockpiling trial coronavirus drugs -- for themselves

By FuckCCP89 follow FuckCCP89   2020 Mar 24, 12:58pm 269 views   3 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    

Doctors are hoarding medications touted as possible coronavirus treatments by writing prescriptions for themselves and family members, according to pharmacy boards in states across the country.

The stockpiling has become so worrisome in Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Nevada, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Texas that the boards in those states have issued emergency restrictions or guidelines on how the drugs can be dispensed at pharmacies. More states are expected to follow suit.

“This is a real issue, and it is not some product of a few isolated bad apples,” said Jay Campbell, executive director of the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy.

The medications being prescribed differ slightly from state to state but include those touted by President Donald Trump at televised briefings as potential breakthrough treatments for the virus, which has killed more than 500 people in the United States and sickened at least 43,000.

None of the drugs has been found to be effective in treating coronavirus or been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for such uses. Some of them — including chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, and remdesivir — are commonly used to treat malaria, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV and other conditions.

Pharmacists have been swapping stories on social media about the spike in prescriptions written by doctors for themselves or their families.

1   KgK one   ignore (0)   2020 Mar 24, 1:14pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

This is true, lot of docs prescribing zpack, quinine, etc their own family
2   Ceffer   ignore (4)   2020 Mar 24, 1:16pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

It will be such a relief when doctors go back to hoarding narcotics and dexidrine.
3   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2020 Mar 24, 1:58pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

KgK one says
This is true, lot of docs prescribing zpack, quinine, etc their own family

While saying it does Dickall for anyone.

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