Ivermectin is an antiparasitic drug commonly used to fight worms in animals. The FDA has warned people not to use it as a COVID-19 treatment.
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One ICU doctor said the US should take note: "We Brazilians had to learn in the hardest way that ivermectin didn't work."
The Idaho nurse told BuzzFeed News that she feels "kind of hopeless" as COVID-19 cases surge among the unvaccinated.
People are self-medicating with ivermectin, which the FDA hasn't approved as a COVID-19 treatment - and it's pricing out horse owners, reports say.
Dr. Paul Marik and Dr. Pierre Kory are two of the most well-known ivermectin promoters around. They've formed a group of doctors called the FLCCC.
The woman's death comes after conspiracy theorist Lin Wood led a campaign against the hospital, demanding that the patient receive ivermectin.
The West Chester Hospital, Ohio, will stop prescribing ivermectin. The drug's adverse effects include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, seizures, and coma."
Spotify aired Joe Rogan's podcast where he defended his use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19, despite the FDA and CDC warning against using the drug.
An emergency-room doctor told a local news channel that people who overdosed on ivermectin were adding to overwhelmed hospital emergency rooms.
A judge ruled that an Ohio hospital can't be forced to give patients Ivermectin to treat COVID-19, reversing last month's order that sided with a patient's wife.
"I really don't think this is a red or a blue issue, it is a fact versus fiction or a sometimes sane versus insane issue," Beshear said.
Jones defended Joe Rogan, who said this week he was taking ivermectin, along with other medications, after testing positive for COVID-19.
Ivermectin is a drug typically used to treat parasitic infections in livestock like horses. There is no evidence that it can treat the coronavirus.
The drug is not licensed to be used against COVID-19. Both the FDA and the CDC have recently issued warnings about its use.
Facebook says it's removing COVID misinformation, but dozens of private groups continue to share specific information on buying and taking Ivermectin.
The drug is an anti-parasitic that can be toxic if misused, but has been touted as a COVID-19 remedy despite a lack of evidence.