Dr. Oz: "You go to war with the army you have"

Sean Hannity
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Citation From the March 24, 2020, edition of Premiere Radio's The Sean Hannity Show

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): That was from The Dr. Oz Show. I mean he's been doing some phenomenal work in trying to get answers to off-label compassionate use of FDA-approved drugs, in the case of hydroxychloroquine, that is a drug that has been around since 1945. Long-term use, high doses, it has issues involving potential blindness. But that is not what the measured treatment is that has been used. 

He has highlighted -- yesterday on his program he highlighted a number of people that used hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin with phenomenal results. We’re reading about it everywhere. In France, they had a study which we’ve gone over in great detail, and what is all of this means. There was a piece on Forbes.com that talked about that study; 70% hydroxychloroquine-treated patients in that particular case did very very well. We have another article on Forbes.com today that talks about a woman in New Jersey toughing it through fatigue, cough, fevers, etc. for five straight evenings. She went on urgent care -- went to an urgent care center. She said she couldn't breathe, and she shared her lab tests and medication list. Got her diagnosis March 19 next to the entry for SARS corona, if you will, the words detected critical she had corona COVID-19. Anyway, she had been a pneumonia patient for three days, treated mainly with antibiotics but within an hour, a new drug was added to her medical list and that was hydroxychloroquine. Anyway, she said her body responded to treatment and though surely not well the next day, the fever which was still spiking settled on Saturday, two days later. Coughing at times but able to speak. And then of course she was doing much better. 

Anyway, Dr. Oz is with us now. He also today on his program interviewed many doctors. Dr. Oz, thank you for being with us. To me, if we could stop people from dying using off-label compassionate care -- I know everybody would rather have long-term clinical trials that take three years, but we don't have that time do we?

DR. MEHMET OZ: We don't have that time and I was interviewing the former governor of Kansas who's a physician who is back practicing medicine and he said you go to war with the army you have.