Following Dr. Stella Immanuel’s claim that Hydroxychloroquine cures Coronavirus, some pharmacies in Nigeria might have increased the price of their stock as a Twitter user has shared a pack of Hydroxychloroquine sulfate and claimed it was sold for 50,000 Naira in a Port Harcourt Pharmacy.
And this has left some Nigerians in shock.
The drug became highly sort after when a Nigerian-trained US-based medical doctor, Stella Immanuel said she has used a combination of hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax to treat over 350 Covid-19 patients and none died. And popular US President, Donald Trump was reported to be among the very few that threw their weight behind her claim.
While her claim has been highly disputed, demand for the drug has skyrocketed and this has made it expensive.
There are claims that a pharmacy in Port Harcourt is selling a packet of Hydroxychloroquine sulfate, containing 60 tablets, for 50,000 Naira and Nigerians are shocked.
Below are reactions.