Utah Halts Malaria-Drug Buy, Looks Ahead To Reopen Dining
Utah has halted plans to buy 200,000 treatments of malaria drugs that have been widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus despite warnings from doctors. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert said Friday the state is reviewing the circumstances around the planned $8 million purchase from local pharmacy Meds in Motion. A previous $800,000 purchase of hydroxychloroquine from the company is also being probed. An Associated Press review found Utah was one of a very few states that has spent money on the drug. Many others have received it through donations or from the federal stockpile. Meanwhile, Herbert said some restaurants closed to diners may begin reopening next week.