A statement from Ashley Cheung Honold, an attorney for the Department of Justice (DOJ), attested to this admission. According to her statement, the FDA "explicitly recognizes that doctors do have the authority to prescribe ivermectin to treat COVID-19."
Honold's statement came during the course of oral arguments before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The court had been hearing a lawsuit filed by three physicians – Drs. Paul Marik, Mary Talley Bowden and Robert Apter – against the government. They accused the federal government, through the FDA, of interfering with their ability to prescribe ivermectin to COVID-19 patients.
According to the plaintiffs, the regulator's claim of ivermectin being used against COVID-19 as "medically irresponsible" has caused professional harm. Marik and Bowden were both suspended by the hospitals where they practice. The two were also subject to investigation by state medical boards – Marik by the Virginia Board of Medicine, and Bowden by the boards of Arizona and Washington state.
"The fundamental issue in this case is straightforward," argued the plaintiffs' attorney Jared Kelson. "After the FDA approves the human drug for sale, does it then have the authority to interfere with how that drug is used within the doctor-patient relationship? The answer is no."
According to LifeSiteNews, Honold's remark serves as a "notable retreat from the government's hostility to the drug." Ivermectin had been vilified by the medical establishment as a mere "horse de-wormer." The outlet added: "Doctors have seen their medical licenses threatened and they have been removed from their medical positions for prescribing the exceptionally safe medication."
"Ivermectin has long been approved by the FDA for a variety of human ailments, and is included in the World Health Organization's Model List of Essential Medicine. Like many medications, it has both human and animal applications. But human dosages for human ailments were not controversial until ivermectin started gaining notice in the context of COVID-19."
Given this, the FDA has publicly urged Americans to avoid taking ivermectin for COVID-19. One such post by the regulator calls on people to stop taking the drug, telling people they weren't horses or cows. This way, the FDA is emphasizing the drug's less common use to treat livestock – overshadowing its decades-long reputation for human use.
Circuit Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod then pressed Honold on why the FDA's public statements against the use of ivermectin do not rise to the level of a "command." In reply, the DOJ attorney claimed the FDA "was simply using these words in the context of a 'quippy' tweet meant to share its informational article." Honold stressed that such remarks "don't prohibit doctors from prescribing ivermectin to treat COVID-19 or for any other purpose." (Related: After bashing it for 3 years and watching millions die, FDA now admits doctors had every right to prescribe Ivermectin as legitimate treatment for COVID-19.)
"[The] FDA made these statements in response to multiple reports of consumers being hospitalized after self medicating with ivermectin intended for horses, which is available for purchase over-the-counter without the need for prescription," she added.
But according to LifeSiteNews, the emergency use authorization (EUA) on the COVID-19 vaccines play a role in this smear campaign against ivermectin. The EUA on the injections depend on the alleged lack of any effective alternative medication for treating COVID-19.
Thus, suppressing the effectiveness of ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine and other protocols keeps the scam going. It also rationalizes the smear campaign against the drug and the suppression faced by the three plaintiff doctors.
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