Lawless FDA refusing to repeal past anti-ivermectin statements, despite recent court ruling
Despite one of its lawyers recently admitting in court that Americans can, in fact, take ivermectin as a Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is still refusing to change its official stance concerning the prophylactic drug.
Even though a court ruled that the FDA acted well outside of its jurisdictional authority with the whole “horse paste” fiasco, the FDA says it will not change any of its past statements against ivermectin.
A U.S. appeals court ruled that these past statements from the FDA, including one on Twitter (now X) telling the public to “stop” using ivermectin because it is supposedly just for barnyard animals, went beyond the authority conferred on the agency by Congress. And yet, the FDA is still digging its heels in the sand.
“FDA can inform, but it has identified no authority allowing it to recommend consumers ‘stop’ taking medicine,” ruled U.S. Circuit Judge Don Willett in a September 1 ruling.
(Related: A quick fact check shows that the FDA first approved ivermectin for human use back in 1996.)
The FDA is an enemy of We the People
It has been about two weeks since Judge Willett’s ruling, and the social media post in question, as well as others, is still up on X unchanged.
“You are not a horse,” reads the Aug. 21, 2021, X post that got the FDA in trouble in the first place. “You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it.”
The webpage that the FDA linked to in this particular social media post also remains unchanged, ordering Americans that they “should not use ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19.”
To be fair, the appeals court never actually told the FDA to modify or take down