To the editor:

In a recent OpEd column, I should have clarified that the bill being introduced to the NH House would be to utilize ivermectin for treating COVID-19. The FDA does not recommend utilizing this drug to treat COVID-19. The FDA states, "It can be highly dangerous to use a medicine for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 that has not been approved by or has not received emergency use authorization from the FDA."

For humans, ivermectin tablets are approved at very specific doses to treat some parasitic worms, and there are topical (on the skin) formulations for head lice and skin conditions like rosacea. In short, it can be dangerous to utilize any drug for any purpose other than for which it is intended or approved by the FDA.

Anita Burroughs, state representative, Bartlett, Jackson and Hart's Location

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As per The American Journal of Theriputics:

"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."

Here's a suggestion Anita; Stick to what you know and keep your politics out of our Doctor's medical toolbox of potential treatment options.

For the life of me, I can't wrap my mind around the Left's resistance to anything other than masks and the Vaccine. That is not SCIENCE!

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