The Bureau of Prisons Just Bought a Ton of Hydroxychloroquine, Trump’s COVID-19 Miracle Drug

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      Cold Mountain Trail
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      A debate may be raging inside the White House about the efficacy of an anti-malaria drug to treat the novel coronavirus, but the Trump administration isn’t waiting for a resolution. Two federal agencies have already placed purchase orders for the drug.  The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Justice Department’s Bureau of Prisons have both reported purchases of hydroxychloroquine since March 26, according to federal procurement records.

      The Department of Veterans Affairs purchased $40,000 in hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets from the pharmaceutical company McKesson, and another $168,000 from the Colorado-based generic drug distributor Golden State Medical Supply. Procurement records for both list them as “emergency” purchase orders to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

      The Bureau of Prisons’ purchase order does not mention the coronavirus. But the $60,000 purchase of hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets from the company Premium Rx National came on March 31—in the midst of a worsening outbreak at the federal correctional facilities that the bureau oversees and days before President Trump announced that he was stockpiling millions of pills of the drug. It appears to be the first time that the BOP has purchased the drug…

      That dispute erupted at a closed-door meeting at the White House on Saturday, as first reported by Axios. At that meeting, White House economic adviser Peter Navarro reportedly clashed with  National Institute of Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci over the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment…

      Local governments such as New York and Michigan have reported promising anecdotal results from the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat the virus. But it has scant scientific backing. The University of Marseilles study most often cited by the drug’s boosters received pushback from other academics in the field, and the journal in which it was published said last week that the study “does not meet the Society’s expected standard.” Many Trump-friendly pundits, however, are convinced of the drug’s effectiveness, most notably those on Fox News shows..


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      Oh, this sounds like a great idea. Maybe they can give it to the Aircraft carrier sailors too.

      I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".


    • #299839
      Average Gazoo
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      The idea that Trump mentioned this drug to make money is without basis.

      Let’s hope it works well.

      Be the Change

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    • #299872
      retired liberal
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      If Trump is pushing this and can pronounce it correctly, you just gotta know he is biggly profiting financially from it.

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
      The older we get, the less "Life in Prison" is a deterrent.
      Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.

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