UPDATE AND REALITY CHECK. IT WAS A PROPOSAL TO THE AMA AND IT DID NOT GET UP
From Jo Nova: The AMA considered it but apparently didn’t vote for it.
Shame. A scandal either way. Thanks for the tip.
There are several comments on this site explaining…
After more than 300,000 lives lost, the American Medical Association (AMA) rescinds hydroxychloroquine prevention order so that doctors can now prescribe Hydroxychloroquine tablets (HCQ) to cure and prevent the Covid-19, as documented in its November 2020 handbook resolution.
In the resolution, AMA:
Admit benefits of using HCQ for Covid-19 treatment outweigh its risk;
Rescind its statement calling for physicians to stop prescribing hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine until sufficient evidence becomes available to conclusively illustrate that the harm associated with use outweighs benefit early in the disease course;
Rescind its joint statement with the American Pharmacists Association and American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and update it with a joint statement notifying patients that further studies are ongoing to clarify any potential benefit of hydroxychloroquine and combination therapies for the treatment of Covid-19;
Reassure the patients whose physicians are prescribing hydroxychloroquine and combination therapies for their early-stage COVID-19 diagnosis by issuing an updated statement clarifying support for a physician’s ability to prescribe an FDA approved medication for off label use, if it is in her/his best clinical judgement, with specific reference to the use of hydroxychloroquine and combination therapies for early-stage treatment of Covid-19.