WASHINGTON — A company that makes a medication increasingly touted as a promising coronavirus treatment, known as chloroquine, doubled the drug’s price in late 2019 — but says it has now cut the price in half, to its original level, in response to the pandemic.

Rising Pharmaceuticals, a New Jersey-based drug company, hiked the price of its chloroquine phosphate tablets 98% between December 2019 and January 2020, according to data provided to STAT by the publishing and analytics company Elsevier, from roughly $3.87 to $7.66 for a 250-milligram tablet.

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  • Those journalists are all paid to just do that, it bad when we know that our media is just our enemy, enemy of usa

  • Lol, in pakistan you can buy 360 tablets( 250mg ) for 4$, dont know why it costs so much there

    • It’s really easy to buy the pills, unless there is emergency situation, like now, govt is making it mandatory to have a prescription so that there is no shortage of pills, no hoarding, other than that people have easy access to medicines, though no opioids, they are kind of banned

  • Agree with Walt . . Seems this is the normal MO for the press these days . .
    Report PLEASE
    Editorialize LESS

  • Why the comment ‘chaotic press conference’? Totally unnecessary in light of how hard the President has been working to address this. No need for more ‘journalists’ to instill TDS comments in every article, airing and utterance. Conferences wouldn’t be so chaotic if press were honest and mature.

    • Walt, You are spot on. We don’t need this guys personal opinion added on to the story. It automatically calls in to question anything else he reports on.

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