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Thu Apr 9, 2020, 10:03 AM

6. Hydroxychloroquine shortage for patients with autoimmune disease

Jessica McMaster
Posted at 6:25 PM, Apr 08, 2020 and last updated 10:14 PM, Apr 08, 2020

... pharmacists told the 41 Action News Investigators they noticed what was happening when doctors would call in a prescription for themselves and also for people with the same last name, some of whom live out of state, one pharmacist said.

Dr. Carrie Mihordin is a rheumatologist. She said, for some of her patients, not taking the drug is not an option due to the severity of their illness ...

Wallington Thorne said if the drug works for COVID-19 patients, she wants them to have it, but she doesn't want people being prescribed the medication on the chance they could catch the virus.

"The idea that I can't get a medicine that I need to survive because somebody's hoping that it works is pretty distressing," she said.

https://www.kshb.com/news/coronavirus/covid-19-leads-to-hydroxychloroquine-shortage-for-patients-with-autoimmune-disease


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