‘You are not a horse’: FDA tells Americans stop taking dewormer for Covid

Posted by on August 23, 2021 8:21 am
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Agency issues message after misinformation about ivermectin, a medicine used to deworm livestock, spreads on social media

As full US authorisation of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine drew near, perhaps as soon as Monday, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had a simple message for Americans contemplating using ivermectin, a medicine used to deworm livestock, instead of getting a Covid shot.

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