India’s Drugmakers Ramp Up Production Of ‘Game-Changer’ Coronavirus Drug Hydroxychloroquine
Excerpt: As the COVID-19 pandemic widens across the world, there has been a sudden interest in an anti-malarial and anti-inflammatory drug called hydroxychloroquine. It’s being touted, notably by U.S. president Donald Trump, as “one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine” and a treatment for the coronavirus despite inconclusive scientific evidence. India, which manufactures 70% of the world's supply of hydroxychloroquine, banned its export on March 25. But after Trump called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting for supplies, the ban was reversed on Tuesday; Trump had threatened “retaliation” if India were to refuse. After the ban lifted, Trump was quick to thank India on Twitter.