AMA Denounces Doctors For Hoarding Malaria Drug

The New York Times reports:

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 on how the drugs can be dispensed at pharmacies. More states are expected to follow suit.

The American Medical Association denounced the practice in a statement from its president, Dr. Patrice Harris. “The AMA is calling for a stop to any inappropriate prescribing and ordering of medications, including chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine, and appealing to physicians and all health professionals to follow the highest standards of professionalism and ethics,” she said.

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