It was described as the “magic bullet” to protect against the deadly coronavirus — a “remarkable clinical phenomenon” that could cure the disease within hours.
In the words of San Diego physician Jennings Staley, the drug hydroxychloroquine, approved to treat conditions ranging from malaria to lupus, was “almost too good to be true.”
The “COVID-19 Concierge Medicine Pack” offered by Dr. Jennings Staley is seen in this image provided by the US Attorney’s Office Southern District of California. CNN has obscured the doctor’s phone number.
On his website advertising the product, Staley — whose practice includes Botox injections, tattoo removal, oxygen therapy, and fat transfer — cited President Donald Trump’s recent promotion of a French study claiming hydroxychloroquine had overwhelmingly positive results in the fight against Covid-19, according to federal prosecutors.
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