April 29, 2020

Rob Lauer Political Reporter

According to internal documents 360 News just obtained, the Nevada Board of Pharmacies had 72K doses of the anti malaria drug, approved by the FDA, chloroquine, on March 19, 2020. On March 23, 2020 Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed a State of Emergency Declaration barring Nevada Doctors outside hospitals from prescribing the anti-malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for use against the Corona Virus limiting how many a pills a patient can receive for “approved” uses, unrelated to the COVID19. By comparison, only 4,800 people, so far, have been diagnosed with CV19 over the last 2 months. The 72K doses doesn’t not counting millions of doses available through outside NV mail order pharmacies.  The prison was easily able to order 1k doses that same week. 

Utah, which embraced hydroxychloroquine back in March, has suffered 45 deaths out of some 4,343 case, while has lost, so far over 200 CV19 patients among 4,800 confirmed cases. Sisolak is still banning the drug.

Public Records Obtained: Number of Doses in NV

On March 25, 2020 the Mayo Clinic provided guidance for using hydroxychloroquine for COVID 19.

The guidance in the article is concerned about people with “prolonged QTc are at increased risk for potentially life-threatening ventricular rhythm abnormalities”. But the article went on to state “Importantly, the vast majority of patients ― about 90% ― are going to be QTc cleared with a ‘green light go’ and can proceed, being at extremely low risk for this side effect,” says Dr. Ackerman.”

The article continues:

Hydroxychloroquine is a long-standing preventive and treatment drug for malaria. It also is used to manage and minimize symptoms of inflammatory immune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. In laboratory tests, hydroxychloroquine can prevent the SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 viruses from attaching to and entering cells. If these antiviral abilities work the same way in animals and humans, the drug could be used to treat patients and limit the number of COVID-19 deaths.

In another Article from The Mayo Clinic, they describe protocols for using chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as preventative measures being the primary use of the drug.

For patients taking chloroquine to prevent malaria:

  • Your doctor will want you to start taking this medicine 1 to 2 weeks before you travel to an area where there is a chance of getting malaria. This will help you to see how you react to the medicine. Also, it will allow time for your doctor to change to another medicine if you have a reaction to this medicine.
  • Also, you should keep taking this medicine while you are in the area and for 4 weeks after you leave the area. No medicine will protect you completely from malaria. However, to protect you as completely as possible, it is important to keep taking this medicine for the full time your doctor ordered. Also, if fever develops during your travels or within 2 months after you leave the area, check with your doctor immediately.

If you are taking this medicine to help keep you from getting malaria, keep taking it for the full time of treatment.

If you already have malaria, you should still keep taking this medicine for the full time of treatment even if you begin to feel better after a few days. This will help clear up your infection completely. If you stop taking this medicine too soon, your symptoms may return.


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