How hydroxychloroquine got its bad reputation
Hydroxychloroquine isn’t a recently discovered drug; used to treat malaria and other conditions, it’s been available in the US since the mid-20th century and is widely used around the world.
So how did it suddenly go from a standard treatment, to one of the most controversial and even, in some circles, reviled medications in existence?
A new report explores the politics and science around hydroxychloroquine, and provides a fascinating look at the confusion, controversy, and political climate of our current times.
Read on to find out how hydroxychloroquine got its current bad reputation, and how that reputation may have contributed to reported findings in recent studies.
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