FDA Waves the White Flag, Agrees to Remove Anti-Ivermectin Posts to Dismiss Suit Brought by Doctors

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After thunderous volleys of invective and humiliation from the Food and Drug Administration over the use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19, the end came with a whimper Thursday.

While not budging in looking down its bureaucratic nose at the drug’s use in connection with COVID-19, the FDA agreed to take down social media posts indicating the drug was only for animals, according to Newsweek.

One of the posts to be retired read, “You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it.”

The FDA will also remove from its website a post titled “Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19.” The post had not been removed as of Saturday.

The FDA still warns against large doses of the drug, which received significant attention during the COVID-19 pandemic when high-profile individuals who took it — such as podcaster Joe Rogan — reported positive results.

Ivermectin is used to treat internal parasites in large animals such as horses and cows, but has long been used to treat parasites in humans — although with a smaller dose — and in a topical form for lice and rosacea.

The lawsuit was initially filed on June 2, 2022, by three doctors — Mary Talley Bowden, Paul Marik and Robert Apter.

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