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Trump reveals he’s taking malaria drug hydroxychloroquine

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- President Donald Trump today revealed he takes the controversial malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a preventative measure against COVID-19.

"I've been taking it for about a week and a half now," Trump said during a question and answer period following a round table with restaurant industry executives.

He said he currently is suffering no symptoms of COVID-19 and continues to hear many positive things about the drug.

Although Trump has long touted the drug, it remains controversial because a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that hydroxychloroquine is not effective against COVID-19 and is associated with cardiac arrest.