US President Donald Trump claims American FDA discovered first coronavirus drug
ISLAMABAD - US President said, a drug currently used as an antimalarial, hydroxychloroquine would be made available almost immediately to treat coronavirus.
According to the details, Trump, speaking at a news conference, pointed to efforts on Gilead Sciences Inc’s experimental antiviral drug Remdesivir and the generic antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, saying he had called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to streamline its regulatory approval process.
The sources of Reuters, US President Trump said, “We have to remove every barrier.”
Trump said, “We have to remove every barrier or a lot of barriers that were unnecessary and they’ve done that to get the rapid deployment of safe, effective treatments and we think we have some good answers.” FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn carefully tempered the President’s remarks regarding his team’s work to develop treatments for coronavirus. He said, “The FDA is committed to continuing to provide regulatory flexibility and guidance, but let me make one thing clear: the FDA’s responsibility to the American people is to ensure that products are safe and effective.”