This is how you know you are living in an upside-down world
Won the Nobel Prize in human medicine in 2015
Is safer than Tylenol (associated with 1/7th the number of deaths that Tylenol is associated with)
It has been given safely 3.7 Billion times around the world
It has decades of safe use
It has over 70 studies showing it has been used effectively in treating Covid-19.
And yet, it is demonized by many politicians, the CDC, the FDA, and all corporate media. It is so “unsafe” in their view that they are taking unprecedented steps: revoking the licenses of many doctors who have prescribed this safe, FDA-approved medication.
They call it “horse paste” and the FDA literally tweeted out to people to stop taking it because they’re not horses. And this, even though it has literally CURED a HUMAN disease (river blindness) and won the Nobel Prize for that. It eliminated a terrible human disease. And the FDA dares to claim it is animal medicine.
Pfizer’s newest Covid drug.
It can cause liver and kidney damage.
One of the components (ritonavir) has a black box warning.
It leads to a bizarre “rebound Covid” (never heard of before Paxlovid).
It is so new that it’s not even FDA-approved.
It is only available under EUA because it has not been through standard safety testing. (But the claim is that the Covid pandemic is so serious that we have to be willing to try everything … If that logic applies to Paxlovid—a new & untested medication—why doesn’t it apply to ivermectin, an FDA-approved medication with decades of safe use?).
The FDA is now allowing pharmacists to prescribe and administer Paxlovid to patients? –
This is unprecedented as not even doctors can both prescribe and dispense a medication. That’s why we have the division between doctors and pharmacists. That’s why doctors can’t just increase profitability by doing the job of a pharmacist in-house. And yet, now your CVS pharmacist is going to be able to do the job of a doctor in-house at his pharmacy?
Will the pharmacist be required to take a full History & Physical and make sure that you don’t take medications that interact with Paxlovid?I
s he/she going to be required to know your full medical history so that he doesn’t prescribe and administer it to patients in whom it is contraindicated?
All this for a EUA medication?
We’re going turn upside down the entire practice of medicine (allowing pharmacists to play doctor) all for an ineffective (or, at least, inadequately effective) medicine that hasn’t even been FDA-approved?
Did I wake up in the Twilight Zone?
Yes, I understand they want to make money. I don’t get the blatant disregard for human health in a field where that is our only concern!