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Malaria Drug In High Demand For Treating COVID-19 Despite Lack Of Evidence That It's Effective04:02
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President Trump is promoting the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19, even though there's not yet evidence that it works. Now, some hospitals and pharmacies are running short of the medication for those already with prescriptions for malaria and other diseases.

WBUR's Martha Bebinger (@mbebinger) reports.

This segment aired on March 23, 2020.

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