Hydroxychloroquine is an old medicine and treatment for conditions causing cyclical fevers like malaria. But hydroxychloroquine has been used in the treatment of infections like SARS, influenza and others. Why did this happen? Where did it start? And what is its place today in the treatment regimen for COVID-19?
My guest today is Dr. Adam Rodman of Bedside Rounds Podcast. He is an internist and amateur medical historian who has studied in depth on the origins of hydroxychloroquine.