Covid-19

Ivermectin not available from VT chain drug stores

Lack of supply, government fiat blamed

by Guy Page

Most Vermont pharmacy chains are not dispensing ivermectin, due to either supply shortages or corporate direction. The direction is based on numerous medical organization and government directives.

Pharmacies are taking direction from a September 1 American Medical Association statement, an August 26 CDC bulletin and/or a April 2020 Vermont policy.

The pharmacist at CVS Pharmacy in Berlin told me yesterday that corporate policy prevents her from filling my ivermectin prescription. This policy was informed by American Medical Association and Vermont Board of Pharmacy statements, she said.

Like any other frustrated consumer, I called the competition. Walmart said flat-out it won’t fill ivermectin for Covid-19. Local pharmacists at Wahlgreen’s and Kinney’s said it’s a moot point because outside vendors are unable to provide a supply. (Neither pharmacy offered to put me on a waiting list.) The Wahlgreen’s pharmacist added he has some discretion to dispense ivermectin.

The CDC bulletin lends credence to the supply shortage explanation. Thanks (some observers say) to vaccine mandates, decreasing effectiveness of vaccines, and distrust of the government’s doctors, there is an unprecedented demand for non-vaccine alternatives to prevent and treat Covid-19. Ivermectin reportedly is used successfully for both overseas, and has a growing record of success in peer-reviewed studies. The CDC says U.S. prescriptions for human beings have jumped from 3,600 on average last year to 18,000 by July 4 to 88,000 this August:

“A recent study examining trends in ivermectin dispensing from outpatient retail pharmacies in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic showed an increase from an average of 3,600 prescriptions per week at the pre-pandemic baseline (March 16, 2019–March 13, 2020) to a peak of 39,000 prescriptions in the week ending on January 8, 2021. Since early July 2021, outpatient ivermectin dispensing has again begun to rapidly increase, reaching more than 88,000 prescriptions in the week ending August 13, 2021. This represents a 24-fold increase from the pre-pandemic baseline.”

The 88,000 includes only retail pharmacies, the CDC says. It does not cover long-term care pharmacies. Not does it include sales from mail order pharmacies – where business is booming due to growing restrictions as stated above.

The AMA statement seems to focus on human use of ivermectin at veterinary dosages – for, say, horses. While acknowledging its treatment for parasitism in humans, the AMA 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.

Ivermectin is not among the Covid-19 drugs (including hydroxychloroquine) placed under Enhanced Drug Utilization Review in an April 2020 memo from Lauren Hibbert, Director of the Office of Professional Regulation for the Vermont Secretary of State. This process gives tighter perameters to pharmacists, requiring them to be more choosy about dispensing a drug. However, “The DUR process should always be completed, for every medication, pandemic or not,” SOS Spokesperson Eric Covey said today.

Ivermectin is still available to Vermonters via online, mail-order prescriptions.

Categories: Covid-19

6 replies »

  1. One of THEE SAFEST drug ever developed….along with Hydroxy. Why is it becoming unavailable?? I’ll tell you. Because when a virus has a know cure, they can not push a “supposed” vaxx. By now we should all realize a few things. 1) Masks do NOT protect 2) There are safe and effective cures 3) They can not “mandate” the so called “Vaxx” with known cures available and last and thee most important thing…ITS NOT REALLY ABOUT A VIRUS.

  2. What right does ANY politician, government entity or pharmacy have to disrupt or otherwise intervene between a physician prescribing medication to a patient??? Certainly NOT in the USA. Yet exactly WHAT is anyone doing to prevent it?

  3. Absolutely disgusting that politics prevails over medical science, the Hippocratic Oath, and common sense…I never thought I’d see it come to this in this country…Pathetic!

  4. The issue is not just Suppression of Ivermectin. There are very few if any doctors in Vermont who are willing to advise or prescribe any early treatments like those detailed in the FLCCC MATH+ Protocol. Covid-19 cases are skyrocketing in VT and there is very little discussion of preventive steps to avoid hospitalization. Mandatory vaccination is not the answer. Vermont already has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country. The University of Vermont claims a 98.5% vaccination compliance and since the first day of classes just over two weeks ago they have reported 83 cases. Israel is a clear real world example that vaccines and additional boosters will not prevent contracting the illness from additional Covid-19 strains.

    Good hygiene, a healthy diet, preventive supplements and various medication outlined by the FLCCC at the first sign of symptoms is clearly the answer. Herd immunity will follow with a properly functioning natural immune system after many recover from a mild illness.

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