To the editor:

Peter Hill’s Sept. 24 rant about ivermectin is a danger to the public. It’s true that ivermectin is a useful drug against certain tropical diseases, but there is no support or authorization for its use against COVID-19.

Hill disparages COVID vaccines by using the term “experimental use authorization” to describe them. “Emergency use” is what was authorized, and the Pfizer vaccine is now fully authorized by the FDA. Most sources expect prompt full authorization for the Moderna and J&J jabs, and the NIH and CDC encourage folks to get them.

Mr. Hill’s letter reflects his political bias rather than the professional standards which should apply to licensed pharmacists, and brings discredit to pharmacy professionals. He endangers the public health by sending it.

I invite other readers to join me in filing complaints with the N.H. Pharmacy Board.

Bill Scott

La Cañada Flintridge, Calif.

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(2) comments

Ripple

More cancel culture, you can’t just disagree with someone and state your case, you feel you have to ruin their life. Good view of two sides to a story by MEPD Ret.

MEPD Ret

"...but there is no support or authorization for its use against COVID-19."

Actually, there is, as per The American Journal of Therapeutics: "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."

So why not keep the California Crazy in California?

And, unless you are an actual medical professional, keep your unqualified opinions to yourself.

Lastly, if you care, you are setting yourself up for a defamation lawsuit.

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