Ivermectin is extensively used here; Health Minister says it is not yet approved


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Feb 20, 2019

Public Health Minister Plutarco Arias acknowledged on 12 January 2021 the positive results in the Dominican Republic in the use of Ivermectin to treat Covid-19 patients. After the Health Cabinet said that Ivermectin is not an approved drug, prescriptions for the drug signed by the health minister circulated extensively on social media. Dr. Arias, at the Unión Médica clinic in Santiago, together with Dr. Jose Natalio Redondo at the Centro Médico Bournigal in Puerto Plata, spearheaded the use of the drug in the early months of the disease with much success.

Yet, Dr. Arias went public on 12 January 2021, saying that despite the positive results with Covid-19 it is not yet approved by the international scientific community.

Hundreds of physicians prescribe the drug in the Dominican Republic. Pharmacies bundle it with supplements to boost the immune system. Dominicans send the drug...

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Double soy latte-sugar free syrup w/ 1% milk
Apr 1, 2014
Self-medicate and low cost treatment
on your own without the approval of
Big Pharma?
Not so fast peasants....
I'll bet Plutarco Arias will be living under
24 hour armed guard for the rest of his life. Remember, he is the same guy who said that they would tighten restrictions if Dominicans continued to "misbehave".
Rice and beans for thee but not for me.