Internal FDA Documents Show How Little Evidence The Agency Had Before Allowing Malaria Drugs To Be Used To Treat COVID-19 - 2020-06-01

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F0.png Internal FDA Documents Show How Little Evidence The Agency Had Before Allowing Malaria Drugs To Be Used To Treat COVID-19 June 1, 2020, Zahra Hirji, BuzzFeed News

The Food and Drug Administration authorized two malaria drugs boosted by President Donald Trump to treat COVID-19 in March based on threadbare evidence, according to an agency review obtained by BuzzFeed News through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

The review also raised serious questions about shoddy practices at overseas factories that manufactured and donated the drugs for use in American hospitals, according to the documents.

The use of the drugs to treat COVID-19 has been politically charged from the start.

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{{cite news | first = Zahra | last = Hirji | author2 = Dan Vergano; Jason Leopold | title = Internal FDA Documents Show How Little Evidence The Agency Had Before Allowing Malaria Drugs To Be Used To Treat COVID-19 | url = https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/fda-eua-hydroxychloroquine-chloroquine | work = BuzzFeed News | date = June 1, 2020 | accessdate = September 22, 2020 }}