At least 22 US states and Washington, DC, have secured shipments of hydroxychloroquine, which is being investigated as a potential treatment for COVID-19, as reported by This is Money.
Several states including New York, Connecticut, Oregon, Louisiana, North Carolina and Texas received donations of the medication from Amneal Pharmaceutical, while Florida was given 1 million doses from Teva.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has sent 19 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to 14 cities including Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Baltimore from the federal government's national stockpile, a source that also provided South Dakota and California with supplies.
The US government received a donation of 30 million doses from Novartis on March 29 to build up the stockpile, which does not normally stock the drug.
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