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Why would the FDA ban a drug that safely saves lives?

Updated: Aug 26, 2020

By Rick Hayes

The American people have been subjected to a pack of lies and half-truths for three years. Politicians responsible for most of the deceptions enjoy an approval rating hovering somewhere near a used car salesman. 

But surely when it comes to medicine, healthcare, and the Hippocratic Oath, there is no place for dirty politics? Unfortunately, like everything else, it seems corruption creeps in.

Americans tuning in to the media to learn the latest virus breakthrough are hit with conflicting news regarding the use of Hydroxychloroquine to fight the Wuhan virus. 

We interviewed Dr. Harvey Risch, a distinguished cancer epidemiologist at the Yale School of Public Health. He has published over 300 papers and recently wrote a review article in the American Journal of Epidemiology that cites evidence that supports Hydroxychloroquine's use on an outpatient basis. Risch said that the evidence that Hydroxychloroquine is safe and has saved many lives was "overwhelming." He also stated that studies indicate no harmful effects using the medicine under strict protocol—something the FDA did not consider when they evaluated the drug.

Risch cited the evidence found by Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, a family doctor from Monroe, New York, who has reported having a 99.7% survival rate for his patients using Hydroxychloroquine. 

Zelenko emphasized that Hydroxychloroquine's high success rate is gotten when administered on an outpatient basis and in the early stages, usually within the first five days of experiencing symptoms. He spoke of how imperative it is to follow a strict protocol, which included using a cocktail containing Hydroxychloroquine, Zinc, and the antibiotic azithromycin.  

Doctors across the country have been coming forward and telling of their positive experience of high success rates when treating patients having the Wuhan virus with Hydroxychloroquine. 

Dr. Simone Gold, a board-certified emergency room physician, recently stood with a group of other physicians on the Supreme Court's steps and stated, "We brought together physicians from across the country who have successfully treated patients using Hydroxychloroquine. Our message to the American people is clear. Hydroxychloroquine works."

Gold questioned why state governors had restricted physicians from prescribing Hydroxychloroquine; an FDA approved medication for 65 years, and have empowered pharmacies to over-rule how doctors want to treat their patients? "These actions are unprecedented and have never happened before in medicine," said Gold.

Even with all of the published evidence and patient testimonials that Hydroxychloroquine is a safe, inexpensive ($20-$50 dollars per full treatment) drug that saves lives, the FDA pulled it's Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Hydroxychloroquine. The FDA somehow determined that Hydroxychloroquine was unlikely to be effective in treating the Wuhan virus. 

The FDA also stated that Hydroxychloroquine posed serious cardiac adverse events and other potentially dangerous side effects. 

"Not true," said Risch, who emphasized the FDA's failure to follow the critical protocol when they issued that warning. Zelenko said the FDA's adverse cardiac events were found in patients treated inside a hospital and in the later stages of the disease.

According to Zelenko, when he questioned top electrophysiologists (Doctors who specialize in heart rhythm problems), they said they did not see any of the FDA's cardiac issues in outpatient settings. They did find some cardiac items in the hospital settings but that it was unclear if Hydroxychloroquine or an already damaged heart from the virus was the cause. 

The FDA instead transferred the coveted EUA approval to the drug Remdesivir. Remdesivir is listed as an investigational drug where the safety and efficacy of the Wuhan virus treatment are not yet known. The approximate treatment cost to patients is $3,000.

Information on Hydroxychloroquine's life-saving abilities will soon be almost impossible to find as tech companies have censored any positive discussion of the drug.  YouTube took down Zelenko's pro-Hydroxychloroquine video, saying it violated community guidelines. And Twitter removed a tweet by Rudy Giuliani that said Hydroxychloroquine was "100% effective" in treating the Wuhan virus.  

Dr. Gold stated, "Facebook removed the livestream of our conference that had 15 million views. Twitter forced us to delete video testimonials from our physicians, and our web host removed our website and claimed a "violation of their TOS." 

Gold, who added, "The media smeared us with lies & falsehoods." was later fired from her position.

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