Why Is the FDA Attacking a Safe, Effective Drug?
Ivermectin is a promising Covid treatment and prophylaxis, but the agency is denigrating it
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. (See link for article)
**UPDATE, Aug. 27, 2021**
The spin-doctors recently put out this hit-piece against Ivermectin, a safe, cheap, effective treatment for COVID. The author manipulates the fact there are some desperate self-treating people who are experiencing poisoning due to taking the animal form of ivermectin because mainstream medicine has shunned it. The hit-piece and the CDC uses this unfortunate event to recommend that “instead of prescribing ivermectin, physicians should urge patients to get ‘vaccinated’ against COVID,” use masks, social distance, and wash hands.” Federal agencies have launched an offensive against ivermectin prescribing this week, with the FDA issued a consumer warning about ivermectin. The agency made a splash with a humorous tweet about the warning, stating, “You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it.”
Our corrupt public health ‘authorities’ would rather blame desperate patients than prescribe medicine that would save lives.
If you are a Lyme/MSIDS patient, you quickly learn that those entrusted with public health are charlatans who are far more interested in power and money than in guiding the public to better health. Patients suffering from tick-borne illness are kicked to the curb and told to “go home and be well,” while smug conflict-riddled authorities have patents on virtually every aspect of the disease. Similarly to COVID, they rig testing for a pre-determined outcome that suits their vested interests. These ‘authorities’ have been virtually wrong about every single issue.
In the case of Ivermectin, a drug previously considered an “essential medicine” that is safe and effective, it is now dangerous, toxic, and harmful for COVID. Why the about-face?
And why are they ignoring natural immunity which seemingly lasts for years if not a life-time?
Three words: conflicts of interest.
The international group of doctors called “Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance” or FLACCC searched for cheap drugs that could be repurposed for COVID and found Ivermectin fit the bill perfectly. They have created protocols for every stage of the illness which have saved countless lives, yet are still being highly maligned and censored, with regular hit-pieces against them by corrupt medical journals. Now courts are having to order hospitals to give these treatments to save lives. You will not hear about these success stories from the media.
Interestingly, when I posted Dr. Kory, a member of the group, speaking at the Senate hearing on the effectiveness of Ivermectin on COVID and his frustration with all of the information being censored, I had to go back and put in a pdf of the transcript as Youtube censored the Senate hearing!
This censoring madness has hit a new low, as doctors are now being threatened by The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) that doctors and health professionals could be at risk of losing their medical licenses if they spread COVID-19 vaccine misinformation on social media, online and in the media. Excerpt:
“They also have an ethical and professional responsibility to practice medicine in the best interests of their patients and must share information that is factual, scientifically grounded and consensus-driven for the betterment of public health.”
Hopefully it isn’t hard to ascertain that “consensus-driven” are the key words here.
Lyme/MSIDS has a long, dark history where nearly nothing about it is accepted and agreed upon. There is no consensus when it comes to tick-borne illness and the topic is still – 40 years after discovery – hotly debated leaving many doctors too afraid to treat it. Those that do are in the cross-hairs of public health authorities and are bullied, threatened, monitored, fined, and have their licenses restricted or revoked.
Remember when the consensus for COVID was to put everyone under medically-induced comas with ventilators and it killed some 85 percent of patients who received the “treatment”? I personally know of a man who was only offered that specific treatment at a local hospital. Thankfully, he declined and lived to tell the tale. Was he offered HCQ or Ivermectin or even IV vitamin C? Nope, because those treatments aren’t “consensus-driven,” or peddled by our corrupt public health authorities who stand to gain a lot of money by continuing to push the fear narrative.
These ‘authorities’ have done all in their power to inflate case numbers with a faulty, worthless test which is designed to be positive, and inflate the death count to perpetuate fear so everyone believes their only recourse is to take their lucrative, fast-tracked, experimental mRNA injection that isn’t approved, hasn’t gone through extensive safety testing, isn’t even a vaccine, that is causing microscopic blood clotting, and is allowing a toxic spike protein which has been labeled a “bioweapon” to go systemically into the body where it is accumulating in tissues and organs, crossing the blood, brain barrier – and is associated with Parkinson’s and Prion diseases.
An entire group of doctors have written a paper on how these experimental injections are “needless, ineffective, and dangerous,” on the healthy and sick alike.
Hardly sounds like“consensus” to me.
Yet, observe which side gets air-play with the bought-out media, which has already attacked doctors daring to speak against the “consensual” accepted narrative.