Deaths from drug overdoses increased in more than two-thirds of states last year. And the coronavirus pandemic could make it worse.
Dr. Rick Bright alleges he was reassigned to a lesser role because he resisted political pressure to allow widespread use of hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug favored by President Trump.
Word of the drug came as the U.S. government reported that American economic output is shriveling in the biggest and fastest collapse since the Great Depression.
Ignoring medical experts and scientists, Trump has aggressively promoted hydroxychloroquine, while acknowledging that he isn’t a doctor and instead relies on “common sense.”
“What do you have to lose?" Trump said Sunday. "What do I know? I’m not a doctor.”
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