Governors Ban Drugs For COVID-19 Treatment After President Trump Mentions Them

Sandy Malone

The governors of New York and Nevada have both signed executive orders limiting prescriptions of hydroxychloroquine.

Carson City, NV – Some of the nation’s governors remain at odds with President Donald Trump’s praise of hydroxychloroquine as the silver bullet for the novel coronavirus but Nevada and New York took their objections to the extreme.

On Tuesday, Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed an executive order that banned his state’s physicians from using the anti-malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients, the New York Post reported.

President Trump set off a firestorm of controversy when he announced during a White House coronavirus task force briefing that hydroxychloroquine was an FDA-approved drug that could treat COVID-19.

Hydroxychloroquine has FDA approval to treat malaria, not coronavirus, but doctors all over the world have bene experimenting with it and seeing success, CNN reported.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said the drug has been proven effective when it was used to treat severe acute respiratory syndrome coronaviruses - including the SARS strain that causes Covid-19 - as well as other coronaviruses.

The drugs have been in use for a long time to treat other illnesses, so doctors already have a lot of data about how people respond to the FDA-approved medications.

President Trump has represented the drug as being safer than other experimental options at this point and pointed out it was being successfully used to treat lupus and arthritis in some, CNN reported.

"The nice part is, it's been around for a long time, so we know that if things don't go as planned, it's not going to kill anybody,” he explained at a task force briefing.

But Sisolak said there was not enough consensus among experts and Nevada’s doctors to allow the drug to be used to treat positive cases of coronavirus, the New York Post reported.

The Nevada governor’s executive order also limited prescriptions of the medication to patients who were already prescribed it to treat illnesses like lupus and arthritis.

The order limited those patients to a 30-day supply to make sure it remained available for “legitimate medical purposes” and to avoid stockpiling, the New York Post reported.

In badly-infected New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo was initially skeptical of assertions that dosing coronavirus patients with hydroxychloroquine was a harmless good idea.

On Monday, Cuomo banned pharmacists from dispending the experimental medications for the purpose of treating coronavirus in an executive order.

He also limited pharmacists who were filling prescriptions for people who were already on the drug for another legitimate reason.

“No pharmacist shall dispense hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine except when written as prescribed for an FDA-approved indication; or as part of a state approved clinical trial related to COVID-19 for a patient who has tested positive for COVID-19, with such test result documented as part of the prescription,” the executive order read. “No other experimental or prophylactic use shall be permitted, and any permitted prescription is limited to one fourteen day prescription with no refills.”

But after the FDA approved experimenting with a combination of hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic Zithromax to treat the spreading pandemic, Cuomo got on board with testing the drug on his state’s skyrocketing coronavirus-infected population, WNBC reported.

"On the drug therapy, Tuesday we're going to start the hydroxychloroquine with the Zithromax. That's the drug combination that the President has been talking about,” Cuomo announced during his Monday coronavirus press briefing.

He also announced that New York would be the first state to try and treat critically-ill coronavirus patients with the antibodies extracted from the plasma of people who have recovered from COVID-19, WNBC reported.

Comments (54)
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flybynight
flybynight

I bet if they get this virus they'll turn down these drugs. Anyone believe that? I didn't think so.

ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

Since when do governors get to dictate to health professionals what treatments they can or cannot do? Oh right! I forgot; Orange Man Bad at all costs.

Musical1
Musical1

They would rather kill their people than admit Trump has a point - that it might help.

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tinalou
tinalou

Read the entire article and u will see that’s not what he said. He’s trying to prevent idiots from hoarding it so it can b used for ppl who need it. Also they r starting trials dih

Barry34785
Barry34785

Nope. I read the article about the Nevada governor. I also checked to see if this clown had any medical training. He does not. He's a DemocRAT and is using the crisis to his benefit. That could be terrorism. Any governor that bans any drug for political reasons should be removed from office. They are unfit to serve.

hoss377
hoss377

I would like to see all liberal and democrat ran states following suit.

LEO0301
LEO0301

How many examples of liberal craziness do people need to see before getting rid of these politicians?

LynnSB
LynnSB

Absolutely amazing that you would allow people to suffer and die just because you want to be an asshole to the president you son of a bitch should be hung from the closest tree

NJBluemom
NJBluemom

The goal isn’t to prevent people from using it to treat legitimate cases of COVID 19, they are trying to prevent what happened with N95 masks, everyone ran out and bought them and there was none left for hospitals in need. If people think this is a cure, they will stick pile existing scripts or demand new ones and we will run out.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Great thread. Glad to see so many familiar folks posting. Stay strong.

Lakemeadgirl36
Lakemeadgirl36

I have been on this medicine for about 6 years to treat my RA and since taking it I have not been sick one time no cold , no cough nothing, I have an auto immune disease and have been shocked how I don’t get sick even when I have been around people that have been sick, those governors are wrong not giving people the right to choose, by no means am I saying it’s a miracle drug, but if it can save lives and give people hope then why not give it a go...

TXbirdMom
TXbirdMom

Limiting the days/dosages of hydroxychloroquine to 14 or 30 days can financially hurt those people with very limited incomes. As a person who has taken hydroxychloroquine daily since 1998, and whose on a bare basic income, this can mean the difference between getting my meds or getting groceries. Don't punish the ones who need this medication legitimately.

junkmansj
junkmansj

Cannot get the perscription unless you are a liberal Dump o crap with a note from your local voting district. How long has coumo been taking it?

DR226
DR226

You would think these dumb politicians would jump at the chance to save lives and combat Covid-19, instead of playing politics as usual. When will people start voting for their own well being and stop believing the lies of the liberal far left Demoncrats.

portManaT13
portManaT13

I wonder how these orders affect filling such a prescription via an internet pharmacy? There are reputable ones. A smart Dr who thinks that these drugs will be helpful will find a way to get around that kind of restriction.

Jailkeeper
Jailkeeper

Just goes to show that the liberal Democrats have no concern for their citizens in their states. Anything the president does that looks like it could help the American people, these idiot's step in and pretty much say, not in my state. These idiot's need to be voted out as of yesterday

Patriot1midwestern
Patriot1midwestern

Here we have the "ultimate" display of Trump Derangement Syndrome....... This will lead to more dead New Yorker's. They already exacerbated the situation by encouraging their citizens to continue on with life as normal.... Now they blame other's....

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

Some imbecile went out and bought Hydroxychloroquine that is used for treating fish tanks and took it without being under a doctor's care. He died. I'm assuming that prescriptions for the drug is not illegal but some fish are probably gonna die because of this imbecile.

magnumforc
magnumforc

Democraps still undermining anything Trump says or does, regardless of how it impacts the taxpaying citizens. Like in California, Newsom fought everything Trump did until he whined for federal help on the COVID-19 crisis. What a bunch of POS's!

Lives Matter
Lives Matter

You know your arguments fall exactly in line with cannibis smokers folks. "Let me try it if it works for my PTSd and other anxiety prescriptions ment for other purposes. "
Crazy changes these past weeks.

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

Any more evidence needed? The Democratic party is no doubt the birth of the 4th Reich.

Marxest
Marxest

So with Trump we have a president and a doctor all in one? Rather than what Presidente Trump thinks, I want to know the opinion of Dr Fauci. If the drug hydroxychloroquine is as effective as Trump says, than it should be used. Governor Cuomo has shown excellent leadership during this pandemic crisis brought on by the Chinese Coronavirus. If Cuomo is skeptical of the drug hydroxychloroquine, its only because of the many unhinged falsehoods and exaggerations that have fallen from Trump's mouth. Governor Cuomo has legitimate reasons to be concerned. False hope can be deadly. Remember comrades, if anger should be expressed, it should be directed at the government of China. The virus started there and from there itt has spread across the world. It's the Chinese fault, no one elses.

Wesdfs
Wesdfs

They should be forcably removed from office and arrested for negligent homicide

Jyslinn
Jyslinn

Fauci said pretty much what the President did but with more caution which is what doctors do. Trump said it is showing promise. Cuomo is an egoistic self-important hypocrite who cried about no help but had refused any change to reestablish his supplies. His concern is killing babies, and talking nonstop for hours. It's the Chinese GOVERNMENT'S fault. They were killing those who were still alive with the virus, did not inform anyone what was happening and are cheering with idiots attack the president.

BulletMagnetEd
BulletMagnetEd

Never forget, to these people, in the struggle between saving and/or improving the lives of Americans and embarrassing the “Evil Orange Man™“, “ORANGE MAN BAAAAAAD” and “REEEEEEESIST” always wins.

IdiotsEverywher3
IdiotsEverywher3

Trump was right. They hate Trump so much that they’ll hurt their own citizens. Whatever Trump says, they do the opposite. It’s true that meme, Trump could cure cancer & theyd call him a phobic of some made up sort because they want their right to die of cancer.

PaPaB
PaPaB

So the city councilman can lie and incite a riot that is legal! Because he is black! No worries just like Michael Brown step father incites a riot burns down business and cost the city so much money no worries he is concidered a hero by Obama is that what our country has become

Ayami
Ayami

They say Trump shouldn't be talking about the medical side of the china virus...well, by that standard...neither should NY governors.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I think New york may have changed its mind. Trump said yesterday they have given that very drug to 1000 patients to see how it works. Hopefully it will work and those governors will look like murderers.

Saveourselves
Saveourselves

They dont want us to use the drugs for anything but its intended purpose. Yet its done all the time. The nursing program directs nurses to do it. Benadryl for sleep aid. Flexerall for sleep aid. Benadryl is for allergies and flexerall is a muscle relaxer. Its done all the time. Now that we need to more than ever they say no. They are setting people up to break the law because preservation of life trumps whatever the heck their excuse is.

tomkat36
tomkat36

What happened to "Right to try"? Beats the alternative...


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