Lee Health specialist says take hydroxychloroquine info with a grain of salt

The use of hydroxychloroquine to treat people who have contracted the coronavirus remains highly debated. There are different messages at the federal level to the local level. We spoke to a health expert in Southwest Florida about her views of the drug’s use to help speed up the recovery of patients with COVID-19. Liz Caulder […]

FDA warns about use of hydroxychloroquine, which Trump promoted for treating COVID-19

The FDA on Friday issued a warning against the widespread use of hydroxychloroquine, an antimalaria drug that President Trump repeatedly touted as a potential treatment for COVID-19. The warning comes just days after a study suggested the drug had no benefit for coronavirus patients and was even associated with more deaths. The FDA said there were reports that […]

Pharmacies ensure patients get treatment now used for COVID-19 patients

The FDA officially authorized the use of certain anti-malaria drugs for use to treat COVID-19, and the state is already making those drugs available to hospitals in South Florida. But people who rely on them to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are worried what it will do to their supply. Hydroxychloroquine supplies plummeted when the […]