Today's Topline - 5/19/20

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Source: MedTech Association

Good Tuesday morning:

In news as alarming as it is dispiriting, President Trump yesterday said that he is taking the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 preventive measure. “All I can tell you is so far I seem to be OK,” Mr. Trump said, adding that he had been taking the drug for about a week and a half, with the approval of the White House physician. “I get a lot of tremendously positive news on the hydroxy,” Mr. Trump continued, explaining that his decision to try the drug was based on one of his favorite refrains: “What do you have to lose?”

We at MedTech stand behind the thousands of scientists, healthcare professionals, and innovators working every day to develop safe and evidence-based responses to the coronavirus pandemic.  We risk losing the public’s confidence – and worse - when we engage in speculative, unproven treatment modalities.

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