March 26, 2020 / 12:17 PM / 13 days 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 reut.rs/2QLZOFE on Monday to prevent hoarding and price gouging of crucial medical supplies needed to fight the deadly coronavirus. (bit.ly/3drXIVk)

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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