Did Joe Pizza Tell Trump About Hydroxychloroquine? - 2020-04-09

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F0.png Did Joe Pizza Tell Trump About Hydroxychloroquine? April 9, 2020, Donald Shaw, Sludge

President Trump has latched onto antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment for COVID-19 patients, and no one knows why. The drug has shown some promise in isolated cases, but there has not been enough research to justify the president's medical advice to "try it, if you like."

On Monday, Sludge reported that one of President Trump's biggest donors is the founder of a pharmaceutical industry-funded nonprofit that is lobbying the White House to boost the use of the drug. The New York Times reported that Trump has a small financial stake, by way of a mutual fund, in Sanofi, a top manufacturer of the drug.

But here's another possibility: Trump may have been influenced by a Palm Beach donor named Joseph Pizza.

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