Prior to November 2020, there were no US Food and Drug Administration-authorized products for outpatient coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) prevention or treatment. There have been surges in prescriptions for products (such as hydroxychloroquine1) proposed to treat COVID-19, but only approved for other conditions. We sought to determine if outpatient retail dispensing frequency of proposed treatments for COVID-19 increased since the March 13, 2020, declaration of a national emergency due to COVID-19.
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Accepted for Publication: January 27, 2021.
Published Online: February 11, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.0299
Corresponding Author: Andrew I. Geller, MD, CDC COVID-19 Response Team, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, CDC, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Mailstop V18-4, Atlanta, GA 30329 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Author Contributions: Dr Geller had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Concept and design: Geller, Lovegrove, Budnitz.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Geller.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Lovegrove.
Obtained funding: Budnitz.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Geller, Lovegrove, Lind.
Supervision: Datta, Budnitz.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the CDC.
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