Dr. Mehmet Oz appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show for 5 years before getting his own TV show. On Tuesday Dr. Oz was on FOX News talking about the COVID-19 drug treatment trials going on in South Dakota.

According to Dakota News Now South Dakota is set to become the first state in the nation to test the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19. Gov. Noem announced Monday that South Dakota is working with health care providers in the state to conduct a state-wide clinical trial on hydroxychloroquine.

Sanford Health said it will lead the study. Other major state health care providers supporting the trial include Avera Health and Rapid City-based Monument Health. Hydroxychloroquine is a drug used to treat malaria.

Dr. Oz was saying on FOX News that he has known Sanford Health Systems for quite a while and has been in contact with them to get the details right on the planned trials. Oz says he applauds everyone conducting the trials. You can see his full clip HERE.

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