The State tightens access to chloroquine in pharmacies faced with the risk of shortage

Haro on hydroxychloroquine… Since Professor Didier Raoult, infectious disease specialist in Marseille, has presented it as the remedy for Covid-19, this molecule, marketed under the name of Plaquenil, has aroused an unusual craze. To the point that the Ministry of Health and the National Medicines Agency (ASNM) – which manages the famous marketing authorizations (AMM) – fear a shortage whose consequences would be dramatic for the tens of thousands of French people who treat their chronic pathologies (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis) with this drug.

To limit the danger, the Minister of Health Olivier Véran therefore issued a decree strictly governing the prescription of Plaquenil as well as another antiviral, Kaletra, also experienced in the treatment of coronavirus. Came into force on Thursday, the text provides that “the pharmaceutical specialty PLAQUENIL © and preparations based on hydroxychloroquine can only be dispensed by pharmacies as part of an initial prescription exclusively from specialists in rheumatology, internal medicine, dermatology, nephrology, neurology or pediatrics or as part of a refill from any doctor ”.

Under this text, only indoor pharmacies in healthcare establishments are now authorized to deliver Plaquenil “outside of marketing authorization”, that is to say outside of its usual indications. What makes any prescription impossible for the liberal doctors, within the framework of the treatment of the coronavirus, for example.

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On the other hand, the decree authorizes the prescription of Plaquenil outside MA, in the treatment of coronavirus, but it is reserved for hospital doctors: “Hydroxychloroquine and the combination lopinavir / ritonavir can be prescribed, dispensed and administered under the responsibility of a doctor to patients

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