Association of American Physicians and Surgeons: FDA Misled the Public About Ivermectin
Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide on whether judge can order ivermectin to treat covid.
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) recently filed a motion and amicus brief Thursday evening with the federal district court in Galveston urging it to allow the lawsuit to proceed against the FDA for its misleading statements against ivermectin, a drug used to fight parasites and given to covid patients during the early stages of infection.
In Apter v. HHS, a group of physicians sued to hold the Food and Drug Administration, a federal agency within the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), accountable for its interference with physicians’ ability to treat Covid-19.
“Defendant FDA has improperly exploited misunderstandings about the legality and prevalence of off-label uses of medication, in order to mislead courts, state medical boards, and the public into thinking there is anything improper about off-label prescribing,” AAPS writes in its amicus brief to the court. “Not only is off-label prescribing fully proper, legal, and commonplace, but it is also absolutely necessary in order to give effective care to patients.”
Yet the FDA published multiple statements and sent letters to influential organizations to falsely disparage ivermectin, implying that it was not approved for treating Covid-19. Many, including courts and state medical boards, were misled by the FDA into thinking that its lack of approval for this treatment meant that ivermectin should not be used to treat Covid-19.
As a reminder, ivermectin was one of the topics in a particular “Second Opinion” panel that Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) hosted earlier this year. Johnson gathered world-renowned doctors and medical experts to offer a different perspective on the pandemic: global pandemic response, the current state of knowledge of early and hospital treatment, vaccine efficacy and safety, what went right, what went wrong, what should be done now, and what needs to be addressed long term.
Dr. Pierre Kory is the former Chief of the Critical Care Service and Medical Director of the Trauma and Life Support Center at the University of Wisconsin and an expert in using “horse dewormer” ivermectin. He details the studies across the globe, including the success of its use in a Brazilian city and Uttar Pradesh, India (news of which has been hidden or dismissed by the press).
The organization is focusing on the fact that ivermectin has been previously approved for off-label use on humans.
“It has never been proper for the FDA to interfere with that essential part of the practice of medicine, and the FDA knows it,” AAPS informed the court. The FDA “insisted and continues to insist on interfering with the prescription of this safe medication by physicians in treating Covid-19,” AAPS added.
AAPS General Counsel Andrew Schlafly pointed out to the court that the FDA “has engaged in a campaign of interference with the proper use by physicians of ivermectin, which has long been approved as fully safe for human use.” He alerted the court that once the FDA approves a medication as safe, then physicians have full authority to prescribe it to treat any illness, particularly a novel virus like Covid-19.
In another ivermectin-related court case, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will take up a lawsuit to force a hospital to administer ivermectin to a covid patient.
The Court agreed to look at the issue after a state appeals court rejected the demand of a Waukesha County man who wanted a judge to order a hospital to use ivermectin to treat his uncle who was hospitalized with COVID-19. Ivermectin is a drug used to treat parasites in horses as well as human beings.
The case was one of five that the Supreme Court listed Friday as cases the justices will take up in the coming months.
After Waukesha County resident John Zingzheim was put on a ventilator with COVID-19 in October 2021, his nephew, Allen Gahl, obtained an ivermectin prescription for his uncle from a doctor he had connected with online. Gahl holds a power of attorney for health care for his uncle.
Doctors at the hospital, operated by Aurora Healthcare, refused to fill the prescription or administer the drug, saying it would be below the standard of care for COVID-19 patients.
Consider that a prominent UN official recently said: “We own the science, and we think that the world should know it, and the platforms themselves also do.” It becomes very easy to believe that bureaucratic distortions of social media platforms have stifled debate and honest dialog about early treatment options.
Here’s hoping the lawsuits help clear the way for the most honest and open evaluation of ivermectin and other inexpensive, readily available early treatment options for covid.
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Yeah, we know. Everyone with even a half-functional brain knew they were lying the entire time, about everything. That’s why the FDA’s certification has about the same meaning as some random sticker that a first-grader sticks to things.
Ivermectin is one of the safest over-the-counter drugs in the world, in history, with applications to treating Covid-19/20/21/22 infections. Most people, young and old, don’t even need Ivermectin, but will do well to avoid obesity, metabolic disorders (e.g. excess carbohydrates), and malnutrition.
It wasn’t just the FDA. It was the Surgeon General, the NHS, the CDC, the AMA, and lots of state level ‘health’ agencies… all politically driven by the Biden White House.
They would rather see people dead than Trump proved right.
Another “tinfoil hat conspiracy theory” proven entirely correct inside two years.
Saved a meme a few weeks ago:
“Call us anti-vaxxers,
Covidiots, conspiracy theorists,
it doesn’t really matter.
You’re mocking we the people
who have correctly predicted
every stage of this scam
with a 100% success rate.”
The problem is the studies show Ivermectin isn’t effective. That’s just the state of the evidence as it currently is. The best trials have all demonstrated this.
No one is going to recommend a treatment that’s been shown not to work
We should be clear that Association of American Physicians and Surgeons isn’t a medical group at all its a political group with no credentials whatsoever.
There was no way for Big Pharma to make money off of Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine, two inexpensive, long-studied and off-patent drugs, so, of course the industry was happy to have the vile and mendacious Dumb-o-crats spread lies regarding these drugs and their efficacy in treating Wuhan virus, while intimidating, slandering and vilifying physicians and others who advocated for their use.
I agree about Pharma and Bio is the same. There is a profound arrogance there, and a laser focus on profits by any means.
Of course the FDA doesn’t want to either approve ivermectin for the treatment of “covid” nor admit the effectiveness of such a regimen. Having alternatives to the clot shot would render its EUA null and void. How do you expect Big Pharma to be enriched if you even hint that an inexpensive, effective, and truly safe therapeutic like ivermectin exists?
As much as these findings are outrageous, let’s go back to the sixties and seventies when Johns Hopkins did their own independent research on Laetrile. After extensive studies, the doctor in charge came out publicly with this statement: ” We at Johns Hopkins can verify that Laetrile will NOT cure cancer! What he didn’t mention, was that it was highly successful in arresting Cancer and keeping it from coming back! In private, when the results were first brought to him, he said “why would anyone spend hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer treatment when Laetrile does a better job for pennies on the dollar?” There was a whistleblower who wrote a book about the goings on within the hospital, but I’ll bet there’s not one LI reader who saw this information or remembers it.
“Oh what a tangled web we weave.” Well, not US, but history just repeats itself over and over and ……
I remember a case in the 70s where a mother and father wanted to take their cancer-stricken son (I think it was leukemia, but don’t quote me) to Mexico for laetrile treatments. There might have even been a court battle over it but I don’t recall specifics.
The boy eventually died, but I don’t know if he was able to get the treatments, or if it was too late. I mostly remember the vilification and ridicule of laetrile in the media.
It’s never been the function of the FDA to serve as a gatekeeper for off-label or subsequent or new uses. The FDA approves for safety once, unless some large company pays for a specific new use approval. This was a deliberate series of lies by an out-of-control bureaucracy. Those lies killed people.
The stakes were/are too high and the opportunities created were too great to resist human nature:
1. Potential profits for pharmaceutical companies
2. Kickbacks to politicians/bureaucrats in the form of campaign cash, employment for their families or themselves
3. Some wanted to become part of this generation’s version of heroic, influential medical/scientific and journalistic community for posterity
4. The emergency powers invoked were addictive and difficult to relinquish; some still exist
5. A crisis to be exploited in altering the society and economy towards the utopian ideal
6. A Presidential election to play with
The bureaucracy ran amok because the populace allowed it. The few CT challenges were rebuffed by a Judiciary far too eager to grant undue deference to the bureaucracy. Recall the line of questions from Justice Sotamayor and the number of absolutely wrong underlying assumptions she had?
Finally a great deal of the reaction was from fear. Our current leadership is largely comprised of folks at high risk of Rona 1.0 due to age and other factors. Why would we expect them to react rationally in a manner that viewed the pros cons holistically?
These are, on the whole, the most self absorbed, entitled, narcissist group of leaders our Nation has ever had. The teacher unions are still willing to sacrifice the health of children on the alter of Rona rather than show up and teach. This even after all the studies confirming that kids don’t need the jab, that the jab is injurious to kids/young people and desperate other western Nations reversing course.
And don’t forget Fauci’s sudden increase in net worth since the “pandemic” began…
I will guarantee that the majority of Fauci’s royalties and NGO bonuses were in deferred compensation. He won’t receive it or report it until after he retires.
I am so sick of the weasel word ‘misled’.
They didn’t ‘mislead’ anything.
THEY FUCKING LIED, and THEY KNEW THEY WERE FUCKING LYING THE WHOLE TIME.
At this point, I am not sure what to believe even if printed in journals….
I never met Dr. Kory, but I know that the position he held at UW-Madison was previously held by a legend, so I assume his credentials going into the position were impeccable, and he probably destroyed that career path by taking the positions he did on HCQ and ivermectin, so he must have had a firm conviction on the evidence available to him.
I think there was at least one other prominent doctor, a cardiologist at Baylor, who lost his position and career while advocating HCQ.
I know this, the studies done on HCQ (that I am aware of) were not designed to detect efficacy in early treatment, except perhaps one at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan that showed efficacy, which was largely ignored.
At least that is my understanding, open to correction or discussion.
I believe the Baylor doc is Dr. Peter McCullough:
I believe you are correct, though I hate to use as a reference (you probably do as well) that accuses him of doing the misinforming.
If you listen to podcasts you are quite familiar with Dr. McCullough. JRE has had him on a couple of times.
Would anyone care to explain their down vote? Thank you.
My understanding is that the majority of prescriptions in America are off-label. I remember reading that some time back, and it seemed reasonable to me.
Either way, it is clear that off-label prescriptions have long been universally accepted in American medicine and no one even raised a peep about any of it until Donald Trump mentioned Hydroxychloroquine and the left got terrified that the Wuhan virus might be tamed (though it was never that deadly, to begin with) with some cheap, safe generic drug that’s been around for a century (with quinine, etc.). Then, out o nowhere, the CDC and Governors started acting as if off-label prescriptions were unheard of and somehow wrong as a matter of course.
The original China virus was more lethal than subsequent variations. I know several people who died, probably poorly treated, go home, isolate, given nothing, Caine back when you can’t breathe anymore…
I know for fact 2 people were given those instructions and both died.
Even with the original mother Wuhan virus, the fatality rate was about the same as a bad flu and the average age of death (even with all the bogus numbers) was 75, which was damn close to the average lifespan. No hospitals were ever overrun by the original Wuhan virus, save maybe two or three in New York City (even though hospitals are routinely overrun in any bad flu year) and all of the refrigerated trailers they put in New York for the mountain of dead bodies were nothing but photo props.
Walmart was open for the entire duration and people were funneled into Walmart (as all the smaller businesses were shut by tyrannical governors). If the Wuhan virus was all that dangerous and deadly Walmart employees would have been dropping like flies. But, they didn’t. They just kept coming to work day after day after day, even when everything was closed because it was “so dangerous to be in contact with anyone”.
Tht was the other outrageous part – they refused to let people even try HCQ or Ivermectin while there was no treatment for the Wuhan virus. No treatment, at alol, but they were crazy to disallow anyone from deciding to try a safe drug that might or might not do anything – but certainly wasn’t going to kill anyone.
… and then they forced everyone they could to become guinea pigs in testing out new mRNA drugs that they knew pretty much nothing about and absolutely nothing regarding any long term effects. that was pretty nifty.
I know several people who died, probably poorly treated, go home, isolate, given nothing, Caine back when you can’t breathe anymore…
I know for fact 2 people were given those instructions and both died.
“Go home, wait, and don’t bother me.” is the exact opposite of what I want to hear from any “caregiver” of “healthcare system” helping me, helping someone I care about, or that I’m paying for.
The one thing we’ve learned from the response to this pathogen is no amount of suffering and death, actual or projected, will displace our self-appointed minders from their machinations pursuing politics and place. Act accordingly.
Dr Peter McCullough is a brilliant, brilliant physician with impeccable credentials. He is a world wide known Cardiologist and I take his word as truth
I used ivermectin when ai got Covid and I believe it saved my life
If you believe someone at their word then that’s the fallacy of authority. What matters is what can be demonstrated which is absolutely not the case for ivermectin
This is what happens when party politics is allowed to interfere in the doctor/patient relationship.
This went way beyond party politics. This was an “I hate Trump!” Power grab.
Who cares about a lot of dead people when billions in profits are at stake. Ivermectin and probably HCQ are likely effective at treating early disease, but cost pennies, whereas the shots generated billions in profits and were not effective at keeping you from getting the disease or spreading it. The disinformation also probably cost Trump re-election, possibly worth $100’s of billions in subsequent graft to the progressives. “All in a day’s work.”
Two thoughts, one about the story’s sub head, the other about consequences.
“Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide on whether judge can order ivermectin to treat covid.” Is that accurate or should it be that the case is about whether a judge can ALLOW rather than ORDER ivermectin? When do we return to full disclosure to patients and then allowing them to make the decision? Medicine and healthcare are being destroyed and people’s lives ruined and lost in this country by government and insurance companies deciding what medicines and treatments will and will not be permitted to treat afflictions, never mind demanded.
Add in the requirement that doctors who choose not to perform procedures can be forced to do so, e.g. abortion, and denying parents access to medical conditions and treatments being offered to and chosen by their children, e.g. gender change and many others, and you have a societal debacle.
The second point: the plaintiffs prevail, so what? The same arrogant dictators, “scientists,” and autocrats remain where they are. No consequences. Then there are the Mark Zuckerbergs (and WaPos, NYTs, and entire MSM) conspiring and colluding with the government and pharmas to hide, withhold, or distort what information is released. It’s just more of the same – no consequences. Newsom dines out with friends, maskless. Pelosi gets her hair done. Whitmer’s husband goes boating. Stephanopolous walks on the golf course. Cuomo jogs. Fauci goes to the ball game (and collects his royalty payments).
Here’s an additional laugher from what must be one of the largest healthcare organizations in the country. EXCELLUS, New York’s entry in the BC/BS racket, has just distributed glossy printed material to its subscribers announcing proudly that it will cover patients’ obtaining second opinions regarding medical choices and options – from a subcontractor they have chosen! Such a deal! Such an opportunity to both get the choice it wants (e.g. ‘we don’t recommend ivermectin’) while skimming a couple of bucks off the top at the same time.. talk about a blatant conflict of interest . . . and in a dozen languages and scripts to boot!
This only several months after announcing that you can get OTC meds and supplies directly and more cheaply from them rather than from your local pharmacy – you do remember local pharmacies. . . also in a dozen languages and scripts!
You can’t make this stuff up . . . in a dozen languages and scripts.
“Few people are aware that before World War I, a 9-year-old girl could walk into a drug store and buy heroin. That’s right – heroin.
“She didn’t need a doctor’s prescription or a note from her parents. She could buy it right off the shelf. Bayer and other large drug companies sold heroin as a pain-reliever and sedative in measured doses – just the way aspirin is sold today. Cocaine, opium, and marijuana were readily available as well. No Drug Enforcement Agency, no undercover cops, no “Parents – the Anti-Drug” commercials. Just people going about their own business is whatever way they chose.
“Seeing today’s never-ending crisis of teenagers using drugs, you can imagine how bad it must have been when there were no laws to stop children – or adults – from using drugs. But, in fact, there was no drug crisis at all. A few people were addicted to heroin or cocaine, just as a few people today are addicted to sleeping pills or Big Macs, but there was no national uproar about it. Such people, if they wanted to break their habits, could freely consult doctors without fear of being sent to prison.”
—Harry Browne, “The Drug Crisis”
The FDA has NO constitutional authority. ZERO.
It’s all about control, greed and corruption. Our nation now runs on control, greed and corruption. It’s getting worse every day and will ultimately lead to our collapse, if we aren’t already ost the point of no return. Have a happy day
Always follow the money (when you can) with anything coming from government
I can personally attest to ivermectin being effective even though I began treatment a couple of weeks after the appearance of symptoms. By the end of the first day of treatment, deep congestion was gone and steady improvement continued through to the end of the five day treatment process where no symptoms remained.
To this day, I remain “jab free” and proud of it!
Correlation doesnt equal causation.
There is mistaken correlation = good treatment
Hcx was considered a good possibility for treatment because lupus patients on Hcx had lower rates of infection than the general population
ivernmectin was considered a good possibility for treatment because populations with heavy ivermectin had shorter and much smaller waves than other parts of the world.
This is most likely due to some other factor that reduces the risk of infection in those populations. However, It is highly unlikely that either Ivermectin or Hcx are actually a viable treatments for covid.
Sorry to throw cold water on the belief,
go to healthy skeptic for good analysis of why neither ivermectin or HCX are viable treatments.
I know I’m not gonna believe my lyin’ eyes. That’s for sure.
I know exactly one person treated with ivermectin- my son who came down with the dreaded covid, who very luckily, lives in the freee state of Florida, unlike me who lives in the Empire of New York ruled with an iron hand by Dictator Hochul. (Zeldin for governor!)
His experience, and the quote is from memory: “Two hours after taking the first dose I was doing much better.”
The medical practice he goes to has been treating patients with the protocols developed by the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance since they’ve been available. And- the practie hasn’t had a single patient treated with the protocal die of the dreaded covid.
I was following most of the procedures in the I-PREVENT protocol before I knew there was an I-PREVENT protocol. If you’ve been reading blogs and paying attention, including the comments section, and using other unapproved sources of information, you’ve known how to minimize your chances of getting seriously ill from the dreaded covid to begin with. The official medical community, all the doctor’s organizations, all the government agencies, still hasn’t recommended the one single thing to do to minimize chances of dying- testing for Vitamin D blood level and supplementation to bring it up to about 50 ng/ml. In fact, they’re recommendation is officially- Don’t test patients for Vitamin D blood level unless they’re showing clinincal signs ot Vitamin D deficiency. If you’re showing clinical signs of Vitamin D deficiency- you are really, really sick. Studies vary, but seem to converge on 40% of the US population is Vitamin D deficient. 40%! But the official recommendation- don’t test. Does it sound like they are really concerned for your health? They aren’t.
As I’ve said before, in many places, including here- The government isn;t responsible for your heath. Your health care plan isn’t responsible for your health. Your doctor or medical practice isn’t responsible for your health. You are. I’m going to add something new- Take that responsibility seriously.
first – its very good that your son recovered.
that being said,
1) it would be highly unusual for a drug to kick in within 2 hours for a viral infection
2) Ivermectin doesnt utilize a mechanism that would be of benefit in treating a respiratory virus.
Same with HCQ and Resdemivir.
That was a fun read. Thank you.
Nobody did anything to “mislead” anybody.
The FDA and the CDC and the DoJ have been outright lying about everything they’ve said for the last three years at a minimum.
Ropes and lamp posts.
“Defendant FDA has improperly exploited misunderstandings about the legality and prevalence of off-label uses of medication…”
I’ve been wondering when this would bubble to the top. Most disturbing has been how people talk about “approved” as if that’s required in every particular for someone to use something, or a doctor to prescribe it.
Naw, they just get you on the return trip.
A doctor can prescribe anything he likes.
As long as he’s OK with his entire clinic being threatened by the government with loss of funds, accreditation, and the ability to make claims against medical insurance payments.