“We can’t have a rush on this drug in asymptomatic people,” Acton said. “There is a limited supply of it.”
“This is a social contract, folks. We got to work together,” she said. “My team has reached out to the pharmacy board, we got to limit the prescription to 14 days if we are going to use it in these compassionate use circumstances so people don’t stockpile it or sell it or misuse it.”
The U.S. prosecutors said they will investigate misuse.
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“Where we find doctors or others who are abusing their professional licenses to help themselves or associates, we will move swiftly to identify and prosecute any wrongdoing that is a violation of federal or state law,” the joint statement said. “We are committed to pursuing all remedies to address misconduct associated with the allegations leading to the Board of Pharmacy action, including seeking criminal penalties where appropriate.”