On September 1, U.S. Circuit Judge Don Willett wrote that the FDA is free to "inform" the public about what it thinks, but is not allowed to "recommend consumers 'stop' taking medicine."
Judge Willett referred to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, which stipulates that the role of the FDA is to inform consumers, much like an informational service. Somehow, the FDA has morphed into some kind of medicine dictator, which became more than apparent in the agency's mishandling of ivermectin throughout the "pandemic."
Instead of allowing Americans to make their own medical decisions with the assistance of their doctors, the FDA chose to act as a bully against patients who decided against the "vaccines" and other state-sanctioned remedies for the Fauci Flu, and for ivermectin and other therapeutic prophylactics.
(Related: Did you know that pairing ivermectin with fenbendazole, another similar anti-parasitic drug, may help to prevent and treat cancer?)
You may recall the infamous Twitter (now known as X) post from the FDA comparing people who take ivermectin to cattle.
"You are not a horse," the FDA tweeted, trying to be funny. "You are not a cow. Seriously, y'all. Stop it."
The FDA's implication with this tweet is that ivermectin is just a veterinary drug, and that humans have no business taking it. The truth, though, is that the FDA approved ivermectin for human use back in the mid-1990s, and only decided to suddenly stop approving it once COVID arrived.
Because of that tweet, three doctors sued the FDA for breach of duty. There are very few instances in which the general public can effectively sue a federal agency, but in this case the FDA acted in ultra vires, or outside of its legal authority.
Plaintiffs in the case successfully argued that the FDA acted "without any authority whatsoever" when it tweeted a message on social media telling Americans to "stop" taking a drug that, in all truth, is both safe and effective against COVID.
The FDA also acted without any "colorable basis for the exercise of authority" when it tweeted the offensive message alongside a link to an FDA-written article entitled "Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19."
While both the plaintiffs and the defendants in the case agree that the FDA does, in fact, have the authority to share data and facts as it sees fit, the plaintiffs disagree that the FDA has any legal authority to issue actual recommendations on medical matters, including disease treatments.
The FDA is trying, but failing, to argue that its social media posts against ivermectin do not contain any actual "advice," but were instead "informational statements" that "do not 'direct' consumers, or anyone else, to do or refrain from doing anything."
At the very same time, strangely, the FDA did admit that its social media post "provided recommendations" and "advise[d] consumers."
"Despite these concessions, FDA never points to any authority that allows it to issue recommendations or give medical advice," Judge Willett wrote.
"Rather, FDA argues that some posts included a hyperlink that leads to the update. The update, in turn, directs consumers to '[t]alk to your health care provider.' But not all of the social-media posts included such a link. And even for those posts that did include a link, the posts themselves offer advice, not mere information."
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