March 26, 2020 / 12:18 PM / 2 months ago

U.S. health agency lists hydroxychloroquine under hoarding prevention after Trump's order

(Reuters) - The Health and Human Services on Thursday listed malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a medical resource that was subject to hoarding prevention measures under President Donald Trump’s executive order.

Trump signed the order on Monday to prevent hoarding and price gouging of crucial medical supplies needed to fight the deadly coronavirus. (

The list includes other items such as filtering facepiece respirators, portable ventilators, disinfecting devices and other sanitizing products.

Reporting by Trisha Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli

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