The award recognizes Merrill’s exceptional contributions to the field in her nearly 30 years as a lupus physician and researcher.
Multiple studies have show the drug is not effective at treating COVID-19, and in some cases can even cause heart problems.
OMRF’s Dr. Joan Merrill, who prescribes the malaria medication now being touted as a possible cure for coronavirus, is tempering enthusiasm for the drug.
The president’s remarks about a medication being used now that could stop the coronavirus has sent some in the metro scrambling to their local pharmacy.
The prospect that hydroxychloroquine might be effective for treating the coronavirus has raised hopes, but it’s also created a potential crisis.
The findings will help push clinicians closer to personalized medicine for lupus sufferers.