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Trump says he's been taking hydroxychloroquine for a week and a half

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By Robert Schroeder

President Donald Trump said Monday he's been taking the drug hydroxychloroquine for a week and a half. "I take it because I hear very good things" about it, Trump said at the White House after a meeting with restaurant executives. Trump has repeatedly touted the drug as a coronavirus treatment, even as the Food and Drug Administration has cautioned against its use outside of hospitals or in clinical-trial settings. Trump told reporters he has repeatedly tested negative for coronavirus and that "so far I seem to be OK" after taking the drug. He said he had consulted with the White House doctor about using it.

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