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June 3, 2020, 4:52 PMUpdated: June 3, 2020, 7:27 PM

Physicians Sue FDA to Widen Access to Hydroxychloroquine (1)

Mary Anne Pazanowski
Mary Anne Pazanowski
Legal Reporter

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons wants the Food and Drug Administration to stop limiting access to national stores of hydroxychloroquine, a drug championed by President Donald J. Trump as a means of preventing Covid-19.

The conservative nonprofit group sued FDA in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan Tuesday, alleging the agency is “irrationally” interfering with doctors’ and patients’ access to the Strategic National Stockpile’s cache of the antimalarial drug.

FDA officials left over from President Barack Obama’s administration acted arbitrarily, unlawfully, and contrary to Trump’s wishes when they approved access to the drug only ...

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