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Oklahoma, Utah face scrutiny over malaria drug purchases

 

Last updated 4/28/2020 at 5:15pm



SEAN MURPHY, BRADY McCOMBS and LINDSAY WHITEHURST

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican state leaders in Oklahoma and Utah are facing scrutiny for spending millions of dollars combined to purchase malaria drugs promoted by President Trump to treat COVID-19 patients that many other states obtained for free and that doctors warned shouldn't be used without more testing.

While governments in at least 20 other states obtained more than 30 million doses of the drug through donations from the federal reserve or private companies, Oklahoma and Utah instead bought them from private pha...



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