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At the end of March from Novosibirsk drugstores, as well as across the country, began to disappear drugs “Plaquenil” and its counterpart “of Imard” with the active ingredient hydroxychloroquine sulfate. This anti-malarial drugs. Also they are vital for people with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. But the reason for the excessive demand does not in these diseases. Spring in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, there was information that “Plaquenil” and its counterpart supposedly effective in the treatment of coronavirus infection. And despite the fact that the drug is not widespread in the Russian hospitals, it is still hard to find in pharmacies. Medical Explorer NGS Maria Tishchenko to see if “Plaquenil” helps with the coronavirus (spoiler: not so simple) and how to cope without him patients with autoimmune diseases (spoiler: poorly).