FDA Backs Down in Ivermectin Case – Intercessors for America

The FDA has chosen to settle in a court case, forcing it to take down its many statements and posts mocking and criticizing ivermectin as a treatment for COVID.

From The HighWire. The FDA has settled a court case that alleged the agency overstepped with its campaign against ivermectin. The federal agency needs to remove every post or statement they made against ivermectin. This includes the most viewed post for the FDA on the platform X, in which they state, “You’re not a horse, stop it.”

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The Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) issued a press release regarding the settlement. Paul E Marik, M.D., was a plaintiff in the case and is the chairman and chief scientific officer of the FLCCC Alliance (FLCCC). He said, “The FDA interfered in the practice of medicine with their irresponsible language and posts about ivermectin. We will never know how many lives were affected because patients were denied access to a lifesaving treatment because their doctor was ‘just following the FDA.”

Ivermectin was highly publicized at the height of the pandemic as the number one podcast host in the world, Joe Rogan, said he took the medicine while he was sick with COVID-19. That prompted many mainstream media outlets to run stories stating that Joe Rogan took a horse dewormer drug instead of getting the vaccine. …

The same thing occurred with the FDA’s famous “You’re not a horse” post. Despite this heavily shared post that lacks important context, the FDA has a page titled “Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat COVID-19“, which was last updated in December 2021, that provides this context. …

… This page, which speaks primarily about ivermectin as a deworming drug for livestock, must be removed within 21 calendar days of the settlement, which falls on April 11, 2024. The settlement includes all other posts that indicate ivermectin should not be used to treat COVID–19 and posts on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram making similar references to ivermectin as a drug for horses. …

The three plaintiffs in the case were doctors who said the FDA campaign against ivermectin harmed their reputations. The three doctors are Robert L. ApterMary Talley Bowden, and Paul E. Marik. These doctors used their medical knowledge to prescribe the best treatments for their patients. The FDA tried to step in the middle of the doctor/patient relationship. These doctors endured censorship and harm to their reputations as a result. 

At the same time, the Murthy v. Missouri case continues as an important legal precedent for government-encouraged censorship of social media companies, which took place at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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(Excerpt from The HighWire. Photo Credit: Bundesministerium für Finanzen – Ivermectin-Aufgriffe des Zolls seit September rasant angestiegen, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons)

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