Skip to comments.FDA chief: Hydroxychloroquine use is a decision between doctor and patient
Posted on 07/30/2020 11:09:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on Thursday declined to take a definitive stance on whether people should take hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the coronavirus, instead saying that decision should be made between a doctor and a patient.
"We had data that when this drug was combined with others, there was some risk associated with that. But the question you're asking me is a decision between a doctor and a patient," Hahn said on NBC's "Today" show.
"A doctor and a patient need to assess the data that's out there, FDA does not regulate the practice of medicine, and that in the privacy of the doctor-patient relationship is where that decision should be made."
Hydroxychloroquine was thrust back into the news this week after President Trump doubled down on his support for the drug in spite of medical evidence questioning its efficacy as a treatment for COVID-19 and raising concerns over possible side effects.
"It's safe. It doesn't cause problems. I had no problem. I had absolutely no problem," Trump told reporters Tuesday at the White House, referencing his own use of the drug for 14 days earlier this year. "It didn't get me, and it's not going to, hopefully, hurt anybody."
"Many doctors think it's extremely good, and some people don't," he added. "I think it's become very political."
The president also praised a doctor who appeared in a video he retweeted this week that praised the controversial drug as a COVID-19 treatment and said people don't need to wear masks. The video has since been removed from several platforms for violating misinformation policies.
The president's remarks flew in the face of warnings from health officials. The FDA withdrew an emergency authorization last month over growing evidence from several trials
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I guess to his credit he’s been pretty much consistent in saying this throughout.
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Opinion: Fauci Knew About HCQ In 2005 Nobody Needed To Die
So how can it be illegal in Ohio??
Maybe someone in the Admin. should tell the tyrants in MI, OH, the Media and so on whom believe they dictate whom gets hydroxychloroquine to go F themselves.
“A doctor and a patient need to assess the data that’s out there, FDA does not regulate the practice of medicine, and that in the privacy of the doctor-patient relationship is where that decision should be made.”
I’m confused. Does the above mean that HCQ is available for any Dr to Rx for their patient?
We had data that when this drug was combined with others, there was some risk associated with that.
What data, what risk is this nitwit citing? Sounds like pure BS!
Oops, nevermind. Ohio just withdrew the “order.”
Dr. Fauxi or Dr. Gates? Or any other number of National Socialists EUGENICISTS doctors. Ill take Adolphs doctors for a trillion, Alex.
“FDA does not regulate the practice of medicine”. Finally what I’ve been saying to people for months.
Its not, the Governor rescinded that.
Once a drop is approved by FDA for any indication (e.g. Malaria for HCQ), physicians care legally able to prescribe it for just about anything.
Insurance may not pay for HCQ being used for Covid-19, but this drug is really cheap...not a biggie!
Yep, I just caught myself in an oops. Thanks.
Basic tenet of the FDA (and USG, therefore) is FDA does not tell doctors how to practice medicine.
FDA determines that drugs are safe and determines efficacy for given indications.
An approved drug is safe under indicated usage. A doctor can prescribe an approved drug for anything under the established usage.
RE:FDA does not regulate the practice of medicine. Finally what Ive been saying to people for months.
So, it’s NOT up to the FDA, but individual states then. Ohio just BANNED prescribing HCQ for Covid-19 this week and I don’t think the FDA can do a damn thing about it.
Probably the widely discredited one that got pulled from major medical journals.
It is up to no one but me what I put in my body. Please go get real jobs. You too, DEA and ATF.
Your state may have other ideas.
So, its NOT up to the FDA, but individual states then. Ohio just BANNED prescribing HCQ for Covid-19 this week and I dont think the FDA can do a damn thing about it.
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