Trump Directs FDA to Waive Regulations That Clear Way For Coronavirus Combating Drugs

Nick Kangadis | March 19, 2020
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During his address from the White House on Thursday, President Donald Trump told reporters that he has instructed Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn to waive certain "outdated" regulations that would block the path for specific therapeutic drugs that could aid in combating the novel coronavirus.

"If treatments known to be safe in Europe, Japan or other nations are effective against the virus, we'll use that information to protect the health and safety of American people," Trump said. "Nothing will stand in our way as we pursue any avenue to find what best works against this horrible virus."

Trump spoke of a particular drug, Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine, as a possible way to treat the virus. Chloroquine has been known for years as a drug to treat malaria, but has apparently shown decent results in testing as a way to combat the coronavirus.

"It’s shown very encouraging early results, and we’re going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately,” Trump told reporters. “And that’s where the FDA. has been so great."

For Trump's full Thursday address, click here.

To watch Trump's comments on the FDA and possible drugs that could aid in combating the coronoavirus, watch below:

H/T: Daily Caller

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