Inmates Weren’t Told They Were Given Ivermectin Instead Of COVID-19 Medication

September 2, 2021 ☼ arkansasstupidpandemic

Source: NPR - Link

Several inmates at a northwest Arkansas jail said they weren’t told a medication they were given to treat COVID-19 was actually an anti-parasite drug that federal health officials have warned should not be used to treat the coronavirus.

Three inmates at the Washington County jail told The Associated Press they didn’t know they were being given ivermectin until its use at the facility was revealed last week. The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas, which on Wednesday repeated its call for the practice to end, said it’s also heard similar complaints from inmates.