Oklahoma has secured a $2.6 million refund for a malaria drug purchase once touted by former President Trump as a treatment for COVID-19, the state’s attorney general announced Friday. Trump repeatedly promoted hydroxychloroquine last year despite health officials warning that the drug should not be prescribed for treating COVID-19 outside of research or hospital settings due to serious side effects. Oklahoma purchased 1.2 million hydroxychloroquine pills in April 2020, per AP.
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Oklahoma has secured a $2.6 million refund for hydroxychloroquine, which was once touted by Trump as a treatment for COVID-19.
The state purchased 1.2 million pills of the drug in April 2020. https://t.co/wAOToq3c9a
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