The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office has been tasked with attempting to return a $2 million stockpile of a malaria drug once touted by former President Donald Trump as a way to treat the coronavirus.
But nearly a year later the state is trying to offload the drug back to its original supplier, California-based FFF Enterprises, Inc, a private pharmaceutical wholesaler.
Alex Gerszewski, a spokesman for Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter, told The Frontier this week that the AG’s office was working with the state health department “to try to figure out a solution.”.
Gerszewski said Hunter’s office had gotten involved at the request of the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
The state purchased the hydroxychloroquine stockpile in early April, days after Trump began to tout it as a treatment.
In August, Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, promoted hydroxychloroquine as a viable treatment after he had contracted COVID-19.
It’s unclear yet how much of the initial $2 million investment in the hydroxychloroquine the state could recoup. »