The FDA's Gross Malfeasance With Ivermectin
Agency claims its smearing of wonder drug was a "recommendation"
By JOHN LEAKE
Many readers of this Substack remember the FDA-Media Blitzkrieg waged against Ivermectin—the FDA-approved anti-parasitic medication hailed as a Wonder Drug for virtually eradicating River Blindness, thereby winning William C. Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura, and Youyou Tu the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2015.
As Dr. McCullough and I document in our book, The Courage to Face COVID-19: Preventing Hospitalization and Death While Battling the Bio-Pharmaceutical Complex, the “flooding the zone” campaign waged against ivermectin will go down in history as one of the most mendacious and perfidious in medical history. Ivermectin has one of the safest profiles in all of medicine and multiple studies prior to 2020 showed it to have potent anti-viral properties. Most importantly, Drs. Juliana and Jean-Jacques Rajter conducted a proper controlled trial of the drug in the hospital setting in 2020 and published their study in the prestigious CHEST journal of pulmonology. The FDA KNEW about Ivermectin’s excellent safety profile, and it KNEW about the evidence showing the drug’s strong signal of benefit. Nevertheless, the agency chose to suppress this evidence and conduct a smear campaign against the drug.
In a recent lawsuit filed in a US District Court in Texas (ROBERT L. APTER, et al., Plaintiffs, v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, et al., Defendants) counsel for the defense made the following claim in its motion to dismiss the lawsuit.
The cited statements simply communicated FDA’s recommendations regarding the use of ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19. They “neither require[d] nor forb[ade] any action on the part of” Plaintiffs or anyone else, Summers v. Earth Island Inst., 555 U.S. 488, 493–94 (2009), nor did they direct that Plaintiffs face any adverse consequences for prescribing or promoting ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19
Does this mean that all of the doctors, hospital administrators, hospital attorneys, pharmacy boards, and pharmacists who steadfastly opposed prescribing ivermectin—EVEN TO DYING PATIENTS—misunderstood that the FDA’s shrill and derisive directives against it (calling it “horse paste”) was a mere “recommendation”?
In a recent interview, Dr. McCullough explains that, in waging its revolting “horse de-wormer” propaganda campaign against ivermectin, the FDA systematically harmed the American people and should be held criminally and civilly liable for its malfeasance.
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