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FDA Issues ‘You Are Not a Cow’ Warning After Livestock Drug Use

  • Some Mississippi residents took ivermectin against Covid-19
  • Most calls to Mississippi poison center linked to ivermectin
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a strong and unusual warning on Saturday: “You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it.”

The FDA was reacting to alarms from Mississippi, the state with the worst outbreak in the U.S., that people have been taking ivermectin to treat or prevent Covid-19. The drug is often used against parasites in livestock.