‘You are not a horse. You are not a cow.’

Feed store clerks began realizing that customers clamoring to buy horse dewormer had an off-label use in mind: as a COVID-19 home remedy. 

  • 1 customer said he and his wife “had been taking the drug for some time and had experienced no side effects besides not be able to ‘see in the morning,’”Newsweek reports.

 
The FDA tweeted its response: “You are not a horse. You are not a cow.” It warned that ivermectin isn’t approved to treat or prevent COVID-19—and large doses can be harmful, the Des Moines Register reports.
 
A spring review of 14 studies found no evidence of ivermectin’s ability to prevent Covid, improve patient outcomes, or reduce mortality. 

  • A Las Vegas store now requires people to prove ownership by showing a photo of their horse. 

 
But: An Ohio county judge ordered a Cincinnati hospital to give ivermectin to a patient after his wife sued for the treatment, Ars Technica reports.

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