Source: Washington Examiner

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Watch the excerpt: South Dakota will be the first U.S. state to hold a statewide trial for hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment of the coronavirus.

Gov. Kristi Noem announced on Monday that the state health department and every major hospital would take part in a clinical trial to treat COVID-19 patients and those who have been exposed to individuals who tested positive for the coronavirus. The trial, which will be led by Sanford Health, was given approval by federal authorities to be the first statewide trial of the drug.

“We are going to be the first state in the nation to run a statewide clinical trial on hydroxychloroquine. It will be used to fight COVID-19, and the team behind me, Sanford Health, has helped lead this effort,” Noem said.

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