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My husband died drinking tank cleaner we thought was a cure

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Patty Aguilar | 25 March, 2020, 16:07

Nevada banned hydroxychloroquine from being prescribed as a treatment for COVID-19 as Vice President Mike Pence confirmed that doctors can prescribe the drug, which is approved to treat malaria, for patients who have the new illness.

It does not appear they took the pharmaceutical version of the drug, but rather "an additive commonly used at aquariums to clean fish tanks", Banner Health said in a statement.

The unnamed Arizona couple, both in their 60s, downed a teaspoonful of chloroquine phosphate with soda.

"People are being treated with the drug in Jordan, the United States and France - that's why I funded the trial", he said.

"Given the uncertainty around Covid-19, we understand that people are trying to find new ways to prevent or treat this virus, but self-medicating is not the way to do so". The husband died shortly after, while the wife remained in critical care.

The man died from cardiac arrest and his wife was initially listed in critical condition, according to hospital officials, who said Monday that the woman had been upgraded to stable condition and was expected to make a full recovery.

The US President had termed chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, a medication used to treat malaria, potential game-changers in the history of medicine.

"We're going to be able to make that drug available nearly immediately", he said last week at a White House coronavirus press briefing. According to NBC News, chloroquine phosphate was listed as an ingredient on a parasite treatment for fish, which the woman said she had to treat her koi fish.

"We were afraid of getting sick", she told NBC.

Trump has repeatedly brought up chloroquine as possibly being a "very powerful" treatment for the virus on the basis of a small French study, despite warnings from U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci that its use is unproven and based on only anecdotal data. They they've gone through the approval process; it's been approved.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert who has been appearing alongside Trump during the pandemic update briefings, corrected Trump about using the additives, saying that information is "anecdotal" and that now, there is zero evidence that suggests it's effective for COVID-19 patients.

Right after that press briefing, the FDA issued a statement clarifying that although the drugs are under investigation for treating COVID-19, they should not be used for that goal until they've been thoroughly tested in clinical trials.

The deadly coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 14,000 people and infected over 3.5 lakh across the world but people are still in want of its cure. "On March 20, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control tweeted: "@WHO has NOT approved the use of chloroquine for #COVID19 management.Scientists are working hard to confirm the safety of several drugs for this disease.

Physicians have warned Americans to consult with her primary care doctor before taking chloroquine because it could lead to serious complications or even death.

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