March 25, 2020 / 2:15 PM / in 10 days

CVS moves to prevent stockpiling of malaria drug amid coronavirus

March 25 (Reuters) - CVS Health said on Wednesday its pharmacy benefit management (PBM) unit was laying out measures to prevent the stockpiling of malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine, which is being tested as a potential treatment for the coronavirus.

The company said it was also setting up limits on the use of azithromycin, a protease inhibitor and albuterol inhalers so that its PBM members with chronic conditions would be able to use the drugs, which have seen a surge in demand. (Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru, Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

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