Arkansas Jail Prescribes Cow De-Wormer For Inmates

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports:

Washington County Sheriff Tim Helder on Tuesday confirmed that the medical provider for the Detention Center has been prescribing ivermectin to detainees to treat them for the covid-19 virus. The question was raised at a meeting of the Quorum Court’s Finance & Budget Committee during a discussion of the proposed 2022 budget for the Detention Center. Helder said he was informed of the use of the medication in July by emails from Karas Correctional Health.

The FDA has warned against using ivermectin in treating covid-19. In an Aug 21 post on Twitter, addressing the use of ivermectin, the agency said: “You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it.” Ivermectin tablets are approved at very specific doses for some parasitic worms, and there are topical formulations for head lice and skin conditions like rosacea. Ivermectin is not an anti-viral.

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