Wyoming Docs Warn Against Using Malaria Drugs for COVID-19
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Board of Medicine is warning physicians against hoarding and misusing a pair of drugs touted as potential treatments for the coronavirus.
The board's executive director tells the Casper Star-Tribune the board met Thursday after hearing reports that physicians were writing prescriptions for family and friends for medications usually used to treat malaria, lupus and arthritis.
The medications are being used in controlled testing.
The Board of Medicine said it would aggressively investigate reports of inappropriate prescribing related to COVID-19 and misallocation of scarce health resources.
The town of Jackson approved a shelter-in-place ordinance for all residents through April 17.
It allowed people to go out for groceries and medical care.