Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite was … well, a weekend respite, and that you had a chance to indulge in a few distractions from the sobering events occurring outside your window. In any event, the time has come to resume something that resembles the usual routine — deadlines, phone calls, and meetings, on your laptop, that is. Meanwhile, here are a few items of interest to get you going. We hope your day is, nonetheless, productive and manageable. Meanwhile, be safe and be in touch.
States across the U.S. are taking steps to prevent hoarding of decades-old antimalarial drugs being used to combat Covid-19, an effort to preserve supplies for other patients who rely on the tablets to treat lupus and arthritis, The Wall Street Journal says. At least 20 states are implementing emergency restrictions or guidelines to ease pressure on supplies of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for the autoimmune disease patients. Some states are limiting prescription sizes or asking pharmacists to make sure a patient tested positive for the coronavirus.