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bizeagle
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WSJ: Why Is the FDA Attacking a Safe, Effective Drug? Ivermectin
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"The Food and Drug Administration claims to follow the science. So why is it attacking ivermectin, a medication it certified in 1996?

Earlier this year the agency put out a special warning that “you should not use ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19.” The FDA’s statement included words and phrases such as “serious harm,” “hospitalized,” “dangerous,” “very dangerous,” “seizures,” “coma and even death” and “highly toxic.” Any reader would think the FDA was warning against poison pills. In fact, the drug is FDA-approved as a safe and effective antiparasitic.

Ivermectin was developed and marketed by Merck & Co. while one of us (Mr. Hooper) worked there years ago. William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering and developing avermectin, which Mr. Campbell and associates modified to create ivermectin.

Ivermectin is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. Merck has donated four billion doses to prevent river blindness and other diseases in Africa and other places where parasites are common. A group of 10 doctors who call themselves the Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance have said ivermectin is “one of the safest, low-cost, and widely available drugs in the history of medicine.”

Ivermectin fights 21 viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the cause of Covid-19. A single dose reduced the viral load of SARS-CoV-2 in cells by 99.8% in 24 hours and 99.98% in 48 hours, according to a June 2020 study published in the journal Antiviral Research."


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horse medicine.


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re: WSJ: Why Is the FDA Attacking a Safe, Effective Drug? Ivermectin
It’s a medicine for all mammals.


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re: WSJ: Why Is the FDA Attacking a Safe, Effective Drug? Ivermectin
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horse medicine
if it works, it works. Why denigrate a safe alternative to the vaccine?


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re: WSJ: Why Is the FDA Attacking a Safe, Effective Drug? Ivermectin
The guy who did my alignment this morning swears by Ivermectin, I tend to agree with him. Very good article.


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re: WSJ: Why Is the FDA Attacking a Safe, Effective Drug? Ivermectin
Where's Circle Back Girl with her rubber stamp?

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Bmath
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re: WSJ: Why Is the FDA Attacking a Safe, Effective Drug? Ivermectin
As I've posted twice already:

There is little evidence to suggest that Ivermectin does anything.

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re: WSJ: Why Is the FDA Attacking a Safe, Effective Drug? Ivermectin
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if it works, it works.


It doesn't though.


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horse medicine.


Better pul penicillin from pharmacy shelves.


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re: WSJ: Why Is the FDA Attacking a Safe, Effective Drug? Ivermectin
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There is little evidence to suggest that Ivermectin does anything.


There's a bunch of folks in India who are still vertical that would beg to differ.


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re: WSJ: Why Is the FDA Attacking a Safe, Effective Drug? Ivermectin
Theres little evidence that the vaccine does anything so theres that


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re: WSJ: Why Is the FDA Attacking a Safe, Effective Drug? Ivermectin
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Theres little evidence that the vaccine does anything so theres that


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There's a bunch of folks in India who are still vertical that would beg to differ.



I took a Z-pack, montelukast, and an elderberry supplement. Does that also qualify as evidence for what works to beat a Covid infection?


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re: WSJ: Why Is the FDA Attacking a Safe, Effective Drug? Ivermectin
its all about the money


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re: WSJ: Why Is the FDA Attacking a Safe, Effective Drug? Ivermectin
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if it works, it works. Why denigrate a safe alternative to the vaccine?
My friend works for one of the vaccine developers and she insists ivermectin is snake oil for covid.

I trust her.


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re: WSJ: Why Is the FDA Attacking a Safe, Effective Drug? Ivermectin
Is the FDA really "attacking" Ivermectin or simply providing some common sense to those who want to rush out and take any drug they hear about.


https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/why-you-should-not-use-ivermectin-treat-or-prevent-covid-19
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Here’s What You Need to Know about Ivermectin

FDA has not approved ivermectin for use in treating or preventing COVID-19 in humans. Ivermectin tablets are approved at very specific doses for some parasitic worms, and there are topical (on the skin) formulations for head lice and skin conditions like rosacea. Ivermectin is not an anti-viral (a drug for treating viruses).

Taking large doses of this drug is dangerous and can cause serious harm.

If you have a prescription for ivermectin for an FDA-approved use, get it from a legitimate source and take it exactly as prescribed.

Never use medications intended for animals on yourself. Ivermectin preparations for animals are very different from those approved for humans.


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re: WSJ: Why Is the FDA Attacking a Safe, Effective Drug? Ivermectin
Simple reason - Too many pharmaceutical companies put too much into Covid research for people to use something available as a generic to combat it.

Follow the money.


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bizeagle
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re: WSJ: Why Is the FDA Attacking a Safe, Effective Drug? Ivermectin
Quote from article posted by BMath
"Conclusions

Ivermectin is safe in patients with SARS-CoV-2, reducing symptomatology and the SARS-CoV-2 viral load. This antiviral effect appears to depend on the dose used, and if confirmed in future studies, it suggests that ivermectin may be a useful adjuvant to the SOC treatment in patients with mild COVID-19 symptoms."


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re: WSJ: Why Is the FDA Attacking a Safe, Effective Drug? Ivermectin
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My friend works for one of the vaccine developers and she insists ivermectin is snake oil for covid.


Regardless of whether it works or not, someone who is substantially enriched by the belief that Ivermectin is an ineffective medicine to fight Covid-19 isn't exactly a source of unbiased information


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hawkeye007
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third line "dose dependent"

give Barry Wienstien a listen on the Dark horse pod cast. they break down this study and compare it to higher dosed clinical trials in other countries that have way better results.



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