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Demand for unapproved COVID drug ivermectin in Florida creates conflicts and waiting lists

Driven by suspicion of mainstream medicine, particularly among political conservatives, COVID patients are competing for scarce supplies of this once-obscure remedy for head lice and parasitic worms. Large chain pharmacies are refusing to fill prescriptions for a drug that the Food and Drug Administration says hasn’t been shown to be effective against COVID. Mail-order suppliers are running out of pills and setting up waiting lists. Even feed stores, where the veterinary version of the drug had been a risky choice of last resort, are exhausting their inventories. “If I give you a prescription now, chances are much greater that […]

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