Just days before, an Ohio veterinarian filed a prescription order of the drug for a dog. And an emergency room doctor near Akron requested 1,000 pills for himself.
Pharmacists across Ohio this week provided details to The Dispatch of questionable prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine, or chloroquine, that have poured in from doctors in the past week. The prescriptions were filed as soon as an hour after President Donald Trump promoted them last Thursday as a possible treatment for coronavirus.
Pharmacists from Columbus, Cleveland, Akron and Cincinnati to smaller cities of Marysville, Zanesville and Elyria saw them. It’s unknown how many questionable prescriptions have been filed by doctors in the past week. Ohio has about 2,000 pharmacies.