Sen. Ron Johnson is organizing a letter from physicians to push President Donald Trump to increase access to the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, despite scant evidence that it’s an effective treatment for coronavirus.

The Wisconsin Republican’s letter, which is still being circulated for signatures, urges Trump to remove a restriction from the Food and Drug Administration that says hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine can be used for only certain “hospitalized patients.”

In addition, the letter recommends Trump issue an executive order that would prohibit governors from limiting hydroxychloroquine to hospitalized patients and prevent any state medical and pharmacy boards from retaliating against doctors or pharmacists who prescribe the drug for patients infected with or exposed to coronavirus.

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