Covid-19

CVS no longer filling ivermectin prescriptions

State Pharmacy Board, AMA have informed CVS decision, pharmacist says

by Guy Page

A CVS pharmacist in Central Vermont today told a Vermont resident (me) the pharmacy would no longer fill prescriptions for ivermectin if prescribed for Covid-19.

According to the pharmacist, the American Medical Association and the Vermont Board of Pharmacy both say “it’s not safe to dispense,” the pharmacist said. She said that continuing to dispense Ivermectin for Covid-19 could result in the loss of her license.

However, one member of the Vermont Board of Pharmacy said today she is unaware of any decision being made, or recent discussion of, ivermectin. The Secretary of State’s office, which oversees the board, explained this afternoon:

“There is no ivermectin-specific order from the Board. The situation you describe is a pharmacist appropriately intervening to reject a script that is not clinically indicated for a diagnosed condition. Departments of Health and Boards of Pharmacy across the nation have developed strategies to address the problem of unproven and often dangerous therapies proposed for COVID-19 treatment or prevention.

“Prescribers were asked to not prescribe unproven therapies, and the Director issued an Act 91 directive reminding pharmacists to perform enhanced drug utilization reviews (DURs): determining the safety and therapeutic appropriateness of a prescribed drug for a diagnosed condition. A DUR is standard pharmacist care. When a hazardous or illegitimate script is presented, a pharmacist is expected to use their professional judgment to intervene on behalf of the patient. That can include refusing the prescription.”

The pharmacist referenced the AMA decision. On September 1, the AMA published a statement including the following:

The American Medical Association (AMA), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) strongly oppose the ordering, prescribing, or dispensing of ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19 outside of a clinical trial.

Ivermectin is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for human use to treat infections caused by internal and external parasites. It is not approved to prevent or treat COVID-19. Ivermectin is also available to treat certain veterinary conditions; medications formulated or intended for use in animals should not be used by humans. We are alarmed by reports that outpatient prescribing for and dispensing of ivermectin have increased 24-fold since before the pandemic and increased exponentially over the past few months. As such, we are calling for an immediate end to the prescribing, dispensing, and use of ivermectin for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 outside of a clinical trial. In addition, we are urging physicians, pharmacists, and other prescribers—trusted health care professionals in their communities—to warn patients against the use of ivermectin outside of FDA-approved indications and guidance, whether intended for use in humans or animals, as well as purchasing ivermectin from online stores. Veterinary forms of this medication are highly concentrated for large animals and pose a significant toxicity risk for humans.

The AMA statement does not mention that researchers won a Nobel Prize in 2015 for establishing ivermectin’s use in treating humans for parasites, or that ivermectin is a CDC-required treatment for human refugees coming to the United States.

According to its website, the Vermont Board of Pharmacy is a seven-member board created by the legislature whose members are appointed by the governor to administer the laws for this profession in the state of Vermont. The board’s mission is public protection. The board does this by: ensuring that applicants are qualified for licensure; setting standards for the profession by proposing statutes and adopting administrative rules; and, with the assistance of Office of Professional Regulation staff, investigating complaints of unprofessional conduct, taking disciplinary action against licensees when necessary to protect the public.

Health Commissioner Mark Levine has consistently argued that ivermectin users should instead be vaccinated. However, yesterday he conceded that no ivermectin-induced illnesses have been reported in Vermont. By contrast, by July, 12 deaths and 68 serious adverse events were ascribed to Covid-19 vaccination on the CDC Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

Wal-Mart in Berlin also said it will not fill Ivermectin for Covid-19. If other pharmacies follow suit, Vermonters who want ivermectin will likely elsewhere for the medication.

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  1. Yep. Keep us from obtaining a safe medication that has been used worldwide for decades, forcing us to either obtain ivermectin horse paste so they can sneer at our stupid redneck ways or go untreated. Or, of course, get the vax! Guess they figure that if they cut off safe treatment options we’ll be forced to get vaxed.

    I can promise you that someday heads are gonna roll for this.

  2. Why is there not more emphasis on developing therapeutics ? More options should mean more $$$ for big pharma . What gives ? Who does not want us to have them ? Why ? I’ve heard/read plenty of opinions, and conspiracy theories, but nothing that I am totally willing to buy into. We had a vaccine in a matter of months, but no acceptable therapeutics ? Really ?

    • @ Patrick

      If there are good therapeutic measures for the treatment of Covid then there is no need for the use of an EUA vaccine. Lots of money to be made with vaccines and their endless booster shots. Little to be made on Ivermectin and Vitamin D. And that’s my “being generous “ answer. My darker thoughts point to something much worse and sinister.

    • There ARE therapeutics already developed. By 51 Doctors worldwide. Levin stated he “knew nothing about such therapies”. He’s either lying, or a compete imbecile. Shouldn’t he be reading that stuff?? They are doing this to push the V. So, the rest of us can go to horse paste, or your dogs heartworm meds, or if you’ve got a little cash you can get Ivermectin from Americas Frontline Doctors. watch here some great info. https://fb.watch/821IS4tdN4/

  3. Ivermectin is made by the pharmaceutical company MERCK. One would think that, if this were the silver bullet for Covid-19, the company would be a tad bit interested in reaping untold trillions in the race to solve a world-wide pandemic. Not sure why people don’t ask why MERCK isn’t touting this product as a cure. Before you leap to the conclusion that MSM and strange entities are in a conspiracy to prevent human consumption, perhaps one ought to read MERCK’s own position statement on the use of this horse de-worming substance. Maybe the manufacturer knows something conspiracy theorists don’t.

    https://www.merck.com/news/merck-statement-on-ivermectin-use-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

    • @ Joe

      Ivermectin has been used worldwide for far more PEOPLE than horses! Maybe YOU should read something other than MSM news which has attempted to ridicule those who use it?

    • Hey Joe, you are aware that Ivermectin has uses for humans, as the link you provide indicates?
      CVS isn’t really in the veterinary business. But some corporation sure sold a whole lot of pharmaceutical Ivermectin to India in the last 6 months- and not for their horses.
      https://wentworthreport.com/2021/09/11/ivermectin-wins-in-india/
      While we are on the subject of conspiracy theories, why with the anecdotal evidence out there- are other drugs such as Ivermectin and HCQ not being studied and not in trials in the US? What’s so special- or what’s in the EUA “vaccines” that make them the only approved game in town?
      Why are the “vaccines” touted as better than natural immunity? Kind of goes against everything we
      were told and taught prior to January 2020.

    • I believe I read that Merck is currently working on a new, improved, and more expensive version of Ivermectin. They don’t want to support something that will take away from profits …

    • Well, well, well… so, Mr. Benning is one of our political con artists – pushing the conspiracy theory that all Ivermectin is horse worming medicine. Our good republican (RINO) senator should know better than to present (aid and abet) obvious misinformation. Don’t believe me? Read Benning’s referenced link to the Merck ‘Statement’. Nowhere does it mention ‘equine’, or ‘horse’, or ‘veterinary’ uses. After all, most of the horse worming pastes I’ve used for my horses contained less than 2% Ivermectin. It’s also in sheep worm pastes. And all of these veterinary products warn against human consumption.

      Why isn’t Ivermectin being pushed as a therapeutic for Covid? Could it be that there is little money to be made selling a product with a patent that expired in 1996 and is available over-the counter in many places?

      “If you need more evidence of Ivermectin’s effectiveness beyond the chart with which this article begins, here is the Chairman of the Tokyo Medical Association announcing in a press conference that Ivermectin is a safe and effective treatment for Covid infection and recommending that all doctors in Japan immediately begin using Ivermectin to treat Covid patients.”

      Need more proof? How about this from the American Journal of Therapeutics and National Institutes of Health (NIH).

      Conclusions: “Moderate-certainty evidence finds that large reductions in COVID-19 deaths are possible using ivermectin. Using ivermectin early in the clinical course may reduce numbers progressing to severe disease. The apparent safety and low cost suggest that ivermectin is likely to have a significant impact on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic globally.”
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8248252/

      I, for one, Mr. Benning, am going to remember you when this nonsense over the manipulated Covid panic finally subsides and do everything I can to hold you accountable for misleading your constituency.

      • Thanks for Interesting study. Take a look at the authors’ discussion of its limitations and their recommendation for further research needed on its dosing regimen. Perhaps this is why pharmacists can’t dispense it. Here’s the paragraph: “There are a number of limitations with this review. Several of the studies contributing data did not provide full descriptions of methods, so assessing risk of bias was challenging. Where descriptions of study methods were sparse or unclear, we attempted to contact authors to clarify methods, but lack of information led us to downgrade findings in several instances. Overall interpretation of findings was hampered due to variability in the participants recruited, treatment regimen, and the care offered to those in control groups. We have tried to take this variation into account through subgroup and sensitivity analyses. Nevertheless, dosing and treatment regimens and the use of ivermectin with other components of “standard care” require further research.”

      • For the record Ms. Page, as with any formal, peer-reviewed study, there are always limitations in the scope of the research used. No study is ever perfect. Further research is always recommended. The point being, that the specific part of the study ‘Discussion’ you cited, was without context. After all, in that section – Discussion – from where you lifted those very specific disclaimers, you didn’t bother to cite the opening sentence – which states:

        “The findings indicate with moderate certainty that ivermectin treatment in COVID-19 provides a significant survival benefit.”

        Again, when ‘findings indicate with moderate certainty that ivermectin treatment in COVID-19 provides a significant survival benefit.”, further research is obviously recommended because the cost benefit ratio for doing more research is reasonably promising.

        Nonetheless, remarks from certain elected officials, in positions of authority, comparing the ‘moderate certainty’ of a promising outlook for Ivermectin use in treating Covid, to the ‘conspiracy theory’ that Ivermectin is nothing more than a “horse de-worming substance”, is irresponsible at best, and libelous, if people die because they were coerced (or prevented) from using Ivermectin to treat their Covid infection when it may have benefited them.

    • Completely agree that Merck would be “all over it” if they had sufficient research. Their statement also says they’re working on it . Thanks for sharing this.

    • It is NOT a “ horse medicine “ anymore than certain antibiotics. It is on the list of essential medicines by the WHO. Yes, it is used for animals as are many other meds. And it is also used “off label” for various ailments. It is known to be a good medicine for certain viruses as well as for parasites. My husband took it with steroids, a z pack and low dose aspirin and Vitamins D and C and zinc. I took hydroxychloroquine with there’s meds when we had covid. We are in the high risk group and thank God have a good doctor that prescribed them for us. EVERY patient he has treated like this has done VERY well, not one hospitalization. He believes it is appalling that early treatment is discouraged! So before you mock a treatment you know nothing about, quit calling this “ horse medicine “

  4. neither Kinney’s nor Walgreens will fill an Rx for ivermectin here in th NEK…. saying it is “off label ” use. Of course off label prescribing is routine for clinicians. In my limited experience ivermectin in combination with a few other interventions can be quite effective in the treatment of Covid, validating numerous small studies and the experience of India, Africa. I agree that because this is a threat to the vaccination agenda it is being intentionally suppressed.

    • @ sandy reider

      The deliberate withholding of meds that have been found useful for treating Covid in other countries and in studies is unconscionable. Ivermectin is a widely prescribed and safe med as you are well aware. With the PTB focused only on how to force those who reject the vax to get vaxed, they are neglecting not only safe treatment protocols but also what people should be doing to get themselves healthier and better able to handle any viral infection.

      I appreciate all that you are doing in this fight. What can we do to help?

  5. Ivermectin studies , where are the gene therapy studies?
    Studies Prophylaxis Early treatment Late treatment Patients Authors
    All studies 63 86% [75‑92%] 69% [54‑79%] 40% [24‑52%] 26,422 623
    Peer-reviewed 45 86% [74‑93%] 70% [52‑81%] 43% [21‑59%] 17,316 490
    Randomized Controlled
    Trials 31 84% [25‑96%] 64% [48‑74%] 30% [2‑50%] 6,561 369

    And NZ has more deaths from the gene therapy than from Covid–19

  6. I’ve been bitterly aware of the politics surrounding pharmaceuticals.
    Absurdities, contradictions, out and out falsification. “Evidence based medicine” is a phrase often applied to false data and outright denial of clinical data.

  7. Truth is what the CDC says it is! Money or the threat of losing your lucrative position pays for whatever truth you want to perpetrate. People must be eliminated in order for the planet to survive according to Bill Gates’ climate change formula. Vaccines are the best vehicle to get this done according to Bill Gates. Unless you are willing to accept that elite movers and shakers who head our government agencies are conspiring to accomplish this agenda, you will become victims of it. There were powerful people throughout history with similar agendas and people refused to accept what was called inconceivable conspiracy theories and millions of Jews and disabled humans were exterminated. Asbestos is not a virus but it can kill you if it enters your lungs. The manufactured vaccine spike protein might produce antibodies but this nano-spike protein particle does exactly the same type of damage that asbestos does but because it is injected into the bloodstream, it damages every organ in the body. The damage will not be specific because every person has their own biological vulnerabilities. You will see hospitals over run with every kind of ailment and disease because the spike protein vaccine just exasperates any condition you already have. Its the perfect extermination “weapon”. And by manipulating the press to petal fear of the unvaccinated variants people will stand inline to receive their booster shots. Very Sad. Get educated before your fear condones the round up of unvaccinated dissenters including children and America becomes ruled by a medical tyranny only before seen in our life time when Hitler demonized the Jewish people for all the ills of German society. When more people become sick from Anti-Dependent Enhancement syndrome during flu season, Levine will be told by the CDC data that it is because of the unvaccinated. He will do his job and follow the flawed science and will have plausible deniability just like the defense used during the Nuremburg trials. He was only following orders and the facts that were presented to him. It wasn’t a defense then and it won’t be a defense now. I urge Dr. Levine to sacrifice his comfortable salary based livelihood for the greater good of humanity and do his own due diligence. BTW the original Pfizer vaccine has not received full FDA approval and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has filed a law suite to that effect.
    Ivermectin Good—Spike Protein Vaccine Bad!

  8. India conducting controlled studies and finding Ivermectin is working. A drug that won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2015. There is a reason for withholding theraputics that work in the USA – it’s a reason that most people refuse to acknowledge – refuse to allow their minds to wrap around the Truth. Many people cannot believe politicians and corporations could be so corrupted and so evil they would allow people to die and suffer needlessly. Keeping people sick and in perpetual medical treatment is the goal. It has always been the goal because that means profit – billions of dollars in profits.

  9. For those who don’t wish to take the time to read through the whole article, here is one copied & pasted paragraph that we ALL should take note of: “Health Commissioner Mark Levine has consistently argued that ivermectin users should instead be vaccinated. However, yesterday he conceded that no ivermectin-induced illnesses have been reported in Vermont. By contrast, by July, 12 deaths and 68 serious adverse events were ascribed to Covid-19 vaccination on the CDC Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).”

  10. While we are waking to truth and exposures take the next dive because it is happening:

    https://theexpose.uk/2021/09/02/remdesivir-causes-renal-failure-hospital-protocols-are-killing-people/

    https://stephenlendman.org/2021/09/us-hospitals-killing-flu-covid-patients/

    https://dangerousmedicine.com/2021-09-08-baseless-hospital-protocols-are-murdering-patients.html

    And keep going:

    https://www.expandingawarenessrelations.com/egregious-medical-tyranny-holds-patient-hostage-in-a-hospital-and-refuses-her-preferred-medical-treatment-patient-dies-under-their-protocol/

    She contacted Lin Wood and General Flynn for help – Lin Wood had an ambulance outside the hospital and team to transport her to another facility. This hospital hung up on Lin Wood who was demanding her release – pharma mafia – medical mafia – government and education are co-conspirators in these horrors – do you want to be next?

  11. 12 DEATHS and 68 SERIOUS adverse events up to July? “Safe & Effective” indeed! Just ask the dead. And WHY isn’t the CDC/FDA/ etc. spending more of their MASSIVE budget on treatments & treatment studies? WHY has Biden messed with the supply of monoclonal antibodies to states with Governors of another political party? Do I smell punishment in the air? Never thought I’d EVER see politics/profits trump citizens health yet here we are! I agree with some of the writers here, barring pressure & lobbying there WILL be hearings to make SURE this is NOT repeated, from the “Gain Of Function” escapades to the politicization of and burying of low cost treatments vs. a rushed & limited testing of vaccines. NEVER again.

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