The Food and Drug Administration is walking back President Trump's statement that the agency has approved the anti-malarial drug chloroquine as a treatment modality for COVID-19.
No drug has yet been approved to fight the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. But some physicians and hospitals have been using the drug off-label, and manufacturers say they'll soon be experiencing shortages.
The University of Minnesota is conducting a study to see whether chloroquine can protect people who have coronavirus exposure. Host Robin Young talks to Dr. Len Horovitz, a pulmonologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.
This segment aired on March 20, 2020.