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Mon Mar 23, 2020, 10:18 PM

Man dies after ingesting drug Trump touted.

An Arizona man has died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate — believing it would protect him from becoming infected with the coronavirus. The man's wife also ingested the substance and is under critical care.

The toxic ingredient they consumed was not the medication form of chloroquine, used to treat malaria in humans. Instead, it was an ingredient listed on a parasite treatment for fish.

The name "chloroquine" resonated with the man's wife, who asked that her name not be used to protect the family's privacy. She'd used it previously to treat her koi fish.

"I saw it sitting on the back shelf and thought, 'hey, isn't that the stuff they’re talking about on TV?'"

The couple — both in their 60s and potentially at higher risk for complications of the virus — decided to mix a small amount of the substance with a liquid and drink it as a way to prevent the coronavirus.


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former9thward Mar 2020 #1
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Mon Mar 23, 2020, 10:36 PM

1. The drug is safe as prescribed.

Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of servicemen and women have taken it to prevent malaria. It is safe. If someone wants to misuse it or take it in some quantity not prescribed it is on them just as any drug will kill you if you misuse it.

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Mon Mar 23, 2020, 10:52 PM

2. yeah I'm guessing the prescription for koi fish isn't quite the same as for people

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