The state has reached an agreement to return Oklahoma's stockpile of hydroxychloroquine for a refund, Attorney General Mike Hunter announced Friday.
The agreement is with FFF Enterprises, and they have agreed to return the full purchase price paid for the medication last year to the Oklahoma State Health Department.
OSDH purchased the medication at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for the drug as a treatment for the virus.
The FDA later revoked the EUA, the state health department asked the attorney general's office to help.
Because of these circumstances, the company agreed to a full refund.
“I commend the leadership at FFF Enterprises who worked with us to return the state’s supply of hydroxychloroquine while giving the state a refund,” Hunter said in a news release. “They recognized we were in competition with every other state in the nation to get whatever we could to protect Oklahomans. When it was determined the drug wasn’t effective in combatting the virus, they did the right thing by refunding our money. FFF is the type of company that Oklahoma likes to do business with, and we appreciate their partnership.”
FFF Enterprises is a private pharmaceutical wholesaler based in California.
Click here to read the agreement.