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Scam online pharmacies selling fake, dangerous pills find opportunity in the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has kick-started a host of online and remote services, but not all of them are useful: Fake online pharmacies have also proliferated during the COVID-19 pandemic, putting their customers at serious risk.... Read more»

FactCheck: Social media post on use of ivermectin for refugees lacks context

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the use of ivermectin as a treatment for arriving refugees to treat parasitic infections, but a social media post references the CDC guidance without accurately explaining the reason why refugees are given the drug. ... Read more»

Factcheck: No new revelation on hydroxychloroquine & COVID-19

Randomized controlled trials — the highest standard of evidence — have found that hydroxychloroquine isn’t beneficial in treating hospitalized COVID-19 patients, yet social media posts are claiming the drug works, and conservative outlets have touted an unpublished, and much-criticized, observational study as evidence of the drug’s effectiveness.... Read more»

Watchdogs scramble to keep up with COVID-19 scams, fraud

“It seems like every day … a new scam pops up,” says Katie Conner, a spokesperson for the Arizona Attorney General. “And we are really trying to stay ahead and get these warnings out there.” ... Read more»

Rx for a feud: Ducey CV-19 treatment order splits health officials

While President Trump touts an anti-malarial drug as a possible coronavirus treatment, Gov. Doug Ducey is allowing its use in limited circumstances in Arizona – dividing advocates over whether he’s gone too far or not far enough.... Read more»

Trump hypes potential COVID-19 cures, evidence so far is slim

President Donald Trump has enthusiastically pushed the use of two malaria drugs — one in combination with an antibiotic — to treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. But there is currently only limited evidence to suggest the drugs are effective against the new virus.... Read more»