"Oh My Fake": What is the problem with chloroquine? - 20 Minutes - OMF

A global epidemic, overwhelmed health systems and governments, and a "miracle" remedy ... that is hidden from the population. This week in OMF Oh My Fake , Clémence looks at how conspiracy theories emerged around chloroquine, or rather its derivative, hydroxychloroquine.

You have certainly seen this message on social networks: chloroquine, which some are considering as a treatment against Covid-19, "oddly" joined, on January 13, the list of drugs accessible only by prescription, which does not was not the case until that date. Would we be prevented from treating ourselves? Or would it be a blow from the pharmaceutical lobbies, which produce other competing molecules, and want to enrich themselves on the back of the patients?

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