Statement from Governor DeWine on Hydroxychloroquine

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following statement regarding the new rule issued by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy regarding the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19:

“I agree with the statement from Dr. Steven Hahn, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, that the decision about prescribing hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 should be between a doctor and a patient.  Therefore, I am asking the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to halt their new rule prohibiting the selling or dispensing of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19.  The Board of Pharmacy and the State Medical Board of Ohio should revisit the issue, listen to the best medical science, and open the process up for comment and testimony from experts.”

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