'F­DA is not a physi­cian,' ap­peals court rules in case against agen­cy's iver­mectin mes­sag­ing

An ap­peals court on Fri­day re­vived a law­suit that sev­er­al doc­tors filed against the FDA last year, al­leg­ing that the agency over­stepped its au­thor­i­ty in its mes­sag­ing when ad­vis­ing Amer­i­cans against us­ing iver­mectin to treat coro­n­avirus.

The rul­ing goes back to a cam­paign the FDA un­rolled in 2021 urg­ing the pub­lic against us­ing iver­mectin to treat Covid-19, which in­clud­ed a se­ries of tweets with mes­sages like “You are not a horse,” and “Stop it with the #iver­mectin.”

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