To the Editor:
Why are patients at VA Hospitals continuing to be treated with hydroxychloriquine?
The VA’s own study showed that those who were given the drug showed no benefit. Rather they had a 28% higher death rate after pre-existing conditions and other factors were taken into account.
All major Veteran’s groups — The VFW, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and the American Legion — have registered objections.
The Senate Veteran’s Affairs Committee has also objected. Yet this application continues. Why?
This should be a medical and scientific decision, not a political one.
Mark S. Smith