Oklahoma Will Return Hydroxychloroquine Stockpile For $2M Refund
Oklahoma officials announced on Friday they are returning the state’s stockpile of hydroxychloroquine.
At the beginning of the pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19. The medication became a household name once then-President Donald Trump hailed it as a potential game changer.
Despite controversy at the time, Oklahoma health officials bought more than $2 million dollars worth of doses and built a stockpile. The FDA soon revoked the approval, as regulators found the drug to be not only ineffective but, in some cases, dangerous.
Attorney General Mike Hunter announced Friday that his office had reached an agreement with the drug’s manufacturer FFF Enterprises for a full refund.
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