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Govʼt bans export of hydroxychloroquine sulfate

Hungaryʼs government has banned the export of hydroxychloroquine sulfate, a drug that is being used in several countries to treat COVID-19 patients, the Government Communication Center told state news wire MTI.

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A government decree bans the export of the active ingredient while Hungary is under a state of emergency.

"As Hungary is one of the worldʼs biggest exporters of this active ingredient, the protection of the Hungarian public and ensuring their supply of medicines now comes first," the center said.

Drugs with the active ingredient hydroxychloroquine sulfate made by Teva and Sanofi are used to treat malaria, arthritis, and lupus.

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