He said a drug now used as an antimalarial - hydroxychloroquine - would be made available nearly immediately to treat coronavirus.
"That's a drug that the President has directed us to take a closer look at as to whether an expanded use approach to that could be done and to actually see if that benefits patients".
"They've gone through the approval process - it's been approved". Ndiaye said that similar clinical trials would now be extended to more patients, but said that there is currently no definite "scientific proof" that the treatment works.
Though, yet to be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - the U.S. body responsible for regulating health and human services, Rigano, however, proved further authenticity of the discovery by sharing publicly the peer-reviewed study earlier released by Didier Raoult, also a Medical Doctor.
Ford said on Wednesday it "stands ready to help the administration in any way we can, including the possibility of producing ventilators and other equipment".
"The nice part is it's been around for a long time, so we know that if things don't go as planned, it's not going to kill anybody", Mr Trump said.
"I think it could be a game changer. Chloroquine is an cheap, globally available drug that has been in widespread use since 1945 against malaria, autoimmune and various other conditions".
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Pence assured that pharmaceutical companies were working around the clock, to develop therapeutics. At the same time, Trump said, the U.S. was monitoring the situation in China and South Korea.
"We urgently need to accelerate new antimicrobial therapies". There are a number of open questions, including when Americans can expect testing to be widely available and when supplies like masks will be more readily available to protect health-care workers.
Developed during World War II and approved by the the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1955, hydroxychloroquine cured about half of the 36 patients in a French clinical trial published yesterday.
Already approved drugs are tempting for doctors to use off label, but formal studies are needed to see if they truly work for a new goal or disease, said Dr. Ross McKinney Jr., chief scientific officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges, which represents about 400 major teaching hospitals across the country.
"There's no chaos, I'm the ones telling everyone to be calm", he said.
The Roche drug, Actemra, is used now for rheumatoid arthritis and some other conditions.
The first trial participant was described by the NIH as an American who was repatriated after being quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship that docked in Yokohama, Japan, earlier this year.
The researchers, led by an infectious disease expert from l'Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire located in Marseille, Didier Raoult, enrolled a total of 36 patients, including 16 infected controls and 20 treated individuals.