Trump Says FDA Approved Anti-Malaria Drug Chloroquine To Test As Coronavirus Treatment

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President Donald Trump speaks during press briefing with the coronavirus task force, at the White … [+] House, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Washington. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn, at left, and Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, at right listen. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Topline: President Trump said in a Thursday press briefing that chloroquine, a drug used to treat malaria and severe arthritis, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration to test as a COVID-19 coronavirus treatment, as the number of cases nationwide continues to increase.

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