FDA Issues Heart Risk Warning On Coronavirus ‘Cure’ Drug Cocktail Promoted by Trump
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (headed by Stephen Hahn, pictured above) has issued a heart risk warning on three drugs that President Donald Trump has promoted as a coronavirus cure (as recent as this morning VIDEO BELOW), notes Bloomberg News:
The FDA is aware of reports of serious heart rhythm problems in patients with Covid-19 treated with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine [two malaria medications], often in combination with azithromycin [antibiotic].
The three drugs have also been promoted by as a coronavirus cure by New York physician Dr. Vladimir Zelenko.
Los Angeles-based Christian radio host Frank Sontag interviewed Dr. Zelenko on KKLA and has been promoting the three-drug cocktail all week, despite a warning by the National Institutes of Health.
A U.S. National Institutes of Health panel — 50 doctors, pharmacy experts and government researchers and officials — has “recommended against the use of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in combination with the antibiotic azithromycin to treat the coronavirus,” notes Bloomberg Law.
REPORTER: Have you or Sec. Azar pressured or asked scientists in the administration to promote hydroxychloroquine?— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 24, 2020
TRUMP: "Well, I never spoke to a scientist."
(Trump then promotes hydroxychloroquine, even though a study released this week found it's not effective for Covid) pic.twitter.com/9czSRYjTpP