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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF)- Researchers are investigating Lupus medicine as a possible remedy to Coronavirus, However these in want of the drug are actually having bother accessing their prescriptions due to the research.
One native South Carolina girl is reaching out to Congress.
The title of the tablet is Hydroxychloroquine, which is also called it’s model title Plaquenil.
For lupus survivors… it could possibly be their life line.
In line with President Donald Trump, he instructed it to be a possible remedy for COVID-19.
Govt Director, Crowning Lupus, Jade Nealious, says, “we had already heard that they had been utilizing the drug in analysis for COVID-19, nevertheless it had by no means been confirmed. Numerous survivors, since that assertion got here out, they’re having bother getting their prescription crammed as a result of pharmacies are operating out.”
Nealious is an advocate for lupus survivors. She additionally lives with the inflammatory illness herself. She says this medicine is detrimental if it’s not taken.
Nealious remembers a time when it occurred to her.
“Simply in day-to-day contact at work, grocery shops, gasoline stations, catching the flu,” she says, “and I used to be hospitalized for a complete week after which ended up having to be out of labor for a complete month as a result of I had a low immune system.”
Nealious says the Pharmacy Affiliation for South Carolina is ensuring lupus survivors will get the medicine wanted, however for different states, she says, that’s not the case. So, she’s headed to Congress.
“So, we’re like hey you may make a distinction just by taking 10 to 20 seconds to signal this petition for Congress and, you realize, assist us assist you,” says Nealious.
These receiving the petition are Georgia Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, in addition to Georgia Home Consultant Rick Allen.
“If it may doubtlessly remedy COVID-19 after all you need that to assist all these households which are struggling, however on the similar time, you need to ensure that lupus sufferers have this medicine at their disposal so that they’re not ending up hospitalized as effectively,” says Nealious.
To see the petition, CLICK HERE.