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April 2024

The Canadian Rheumatology Association has released their position statement on COVID-19 and Hydroxychloroquine Supply

Canadian Rheumatology Association Position Statement on COVID-19 and Hydroxychloroquine Supply The Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) is committed to supporting its members in their efforts to continue to deliver optimal care for their patients with rheumatic diseases. At the same time, the CRA acknowledges the gravity of the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of identifying effective treatments in a timely and scientific manner. The identification of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a possible treatment for COVID-19 has led to significant off-label use, which now threatens access for patients with lupus and other types of inflammatory rheumatic disease who are reliant on this medication for disease control.

To read the full statement visit https://rheum.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CRA-Statement-and-FAQ-on-HCQ-supply-and-COVID-19-EN.pdf

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