FDA Begs Covid Deniers to Stop Taking Horse Paste Amid Increased Calls to Poison Control

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You know it’s bad when the Food and Drug Administration has to take to Twitter on a Saturday to encourage people not to take the “horse paste” drug ivermectin to fight COVID-19.

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“You are not a horse. You are not a cow,” the agency tweeted, not bothering to dance around the facts. “Seriously, y’all. Stop it.”

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Ivermectin, a drug used in different forms for both animals and people, has become a fever dream COVID-19 treatment among conservatives, even as studies touting its benefits have either been withdrawn or discredited.

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It’s led to an increase in calls to state poison control centers from those who used the animal version of it, which The Daily Beast reported was readily available on Amazon.

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