Hydroxychloroquine Ban in Ohio Overturned


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--It was a quick reversal from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to the decision to ban the sale and distribution of hydroxychloroquine in the Buckeye State.

Governor Mike DeWine pushed back on the decision made by the board Wednesday, saying the decision to prescribe the drug should be between a doctor and a patient.

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy reversed the ban on Thursday.

Hydroxychloroquine has been a controversial subject during the coronavirus outbreak, with some doctors claiming it helps patients recover much faster. Other medical experts say it is very dangerous, especially for patients with heart problems.

The drug is typically used to treat malaria and lupus.

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