By Alan Mozes

HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) — When the President of the United States offers medical advice, many Americans will heed the call. Never mind that the recommendations may be unfounded and potentially dangerous.

That’s the cautionary finding of an analysis published April 29 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Researchers examined Google search patterns following President Donald Trump’s public embrace of the malaria medications hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine as treatments for COVID-19.

“We monitored all Google searches indicative of shopping for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine in the U.S. between February