Why PSA wants pharmacists to refuse to dispense off-label hydroxychloroquine

Professor Chris Freeman is concerned about keeping stock for sick patients

Pharmacists should refuse to dispense off-label prescriptions of hydroxychloroquine, says the PSA.

Professor Chris Freeman
Professor Chris Freeman.

This follows a surge in just-in-case prescriptions after US President Donald Trump said the malaria medication showed promise for treating COVID-19.

An increasing number of doctors and dentists appear to be prescribing the medicine for colleagues and family, the PSA says.

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