A group of doctors has filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), accusing the agencies of obstructing the use of ivermectin as a treatment for Covid-19. The plaintiffs, Robert L. Apter, Mary Talley Bowden, and Paul E. Marik, claim to have successfully treated Covid-19 patients with ivermectin and argue that the FDA restricted their ability to care for their patients.
The lawsuit alleges that the FDA has attempted to block the use of ivermectin as a treatment for Covid-19, violating the doctors’ constitutional rights. The plaintiffs argue that the agency’s actions have prevented them from providing adequate patient care and have caused unnecessary harm and suffering.
Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic medication that has been used for decades to treat various infections in humans and animals. The FDA does not generally have the authority to ban specific uses of human drugs that have already been approved and introduced into the market, even if these uses differ from the labeling, known as “off-label” use.
The FDA cannot provide advice on whether a patient should take an approved drug for a specific purpose. However, repurposed drugs threaten the pharmaceutical industry’s entire business model, limiting the need for newer, better drugs.
By prohibiting the “off-label” use of drugs to treat Covid-19, public health officials, and federal bureaucrats prioritized the interests of Big Pharma over patients. This has led to hesitation among physicians about prescribing “off-label” drugs for fear of losing their licenses.
President and chief medical officer of the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance, Pierre Kory, noted, “Multiple actions taken by the CDC and FDA, as well as the media over a two-week period, were triggered by the release of data showing that 90,000 prescriptions were being filled for ivermectin by the middle of August.” Kory referred to the actions of the FDA, CDC, and corporate media as massive collusion and disinformation. “This was a coordinated campaign amongst the agencies to limit the use of ivermectin,” said Kory.
“The FDA’s public statements on ivermectin have been misleading and raised unwarranted concern over a critical drug in preventing and treating COVID-19." -Dr. Paul Marik
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— FLCCC—Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (@Covid19Critical) June 3, 2022
Even celebrities like podcast host Joe Rogan and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who took ivermectin as a treatment for Covid-19 and recovered swiftly, were subjected to public condemnation and labeled as taking “horse dewormer” in the coordinated smear campaign.
The controversy around using ivermectin to treat Covid-19 is just one example of the challenges that medical professionals have faced in responding to the pandemic. False public intimidation campaigns by government agencies should be kept from their insurmountable workload. With so many American lives already lost to Covid, it’s time the FDA and CDC put the American people before big Pharma.