Mexico runs out of malaria drugs over unfounded COVID-19 link

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US president Donald Trump’s unproven endorsement of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 has triggered a run on the drug worldwide — including in Mexico. Until recently, people in Mexico could buy hydroxychloroquine over the counter, without a prescription. That's led to empty pharmacy shelves and dire circumstances for some people who need the medicine.

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