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One tonne of Clive Palmer hydroxychloroquine sent for destruction after dispute with TGA

Tycoon imported 1,118kg of the drug before Therapeutic Goods Administration decided it would not be used to treat Covid

Five million doses of hydroxychloroquine imported by Clive Palmer were sent for destruction after a standoff with the commonwealth over who should take responsibility for a shipment sitting unclaimed in Melbourne airport.

Last year Palmer promised to donate 32.9m doses of the antimalarial drug to the Australian government, in the hope that it could aid the country’s Covid-19 response, if trials proved it to be an effective treatment.

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