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Maryland congressman says he prescribes ivermectin for COVID

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BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland congressman who is a practicing anesthesiologist said on a radio show that he prescribed a medication typically used to treat parasites in livestock and humans as a treatment for COVID-19.

The Washington Post reports Republican Rep. Andy Harris made the comments concerning Ivermectin during a call-in radio program that he and his wife co-hosted last month on an AM radio station in the Baltimore area. However, Harris said on the program that he couldn’t find a pharmacist who would fill it.

The Food and Drug Administration has not approved Ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19 and has warned people to avoid the drug.

 

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