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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This is appalling.
Washington Co. is treating inmates with Ivermectin, in direct contradiction with FDA guidelines. And the doc providing this care – who doesn’t believe in the efficacy of masks – is asking for a 10% increase in funding for next year. https://t.co/EHvSFwXKas
— Nicole Clowney (@NicoleClowneyAR) August 25, 2021
— Radio Angie 📻 (@AngieCoiro) August 25, 2021
What are the ethical, medico-legal, and informed consent ramifications of prescribing ivermectin — an unproven treatment for COVID — to prisoners? Especially in a facility that just last month was experiencing a COVID outbreak?https://t.co/muYbDfzAphhttps://t.co/tK9OvdfyDU
— 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗵𝗮𝗺 𝗪𝗮𝗹𝗸𝗲𝗿, 𝗠𝗗 (@grahamwalker) August 25, 2021