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Utah Buys Malaria Drugs Touted By Trump, Panned By Doctors

State officials say Utah will buy 200,000 treatments of malaria drugs widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus despite warnings from doctors that the medications shouldn’t be used until more testing is done. A Utah Department of Health spokesman said Tuesday the state will purchase the treatments from a Utah-based compounding pharmacy called Meds in Motion. The company has been touting the medicines since mid-March. New results from a study done of the drugs on patients at U.S. veterans hospitals cast more doubt on the efficacy of the treatment.