For Immediate Release: CCHF Demands Transparency After Federal Judge’s Ivermectin Case Ruling 

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On February 5th, a federal judge issued an order in the ongoing legal battle surrounding the use of ivermectin as a potential treatment for Covid-19. Per Politico, the order granted in part and denied in part a sealed motion to dismiss a case challenging Food and Drug Administration (FDA) communication against ivermectin as a Covid-19 treatment. 
Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has followed Apter et al v. Department of Health and Human Services et al. Due to the lack of disclosure, questions remain about the motion’s implications, prohibiting transparency to the public, which is affected by this underreported case.  

This decision, rendered in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, marks a pivotal moment in the case initiated by three doctors who allege the FDA’s warnings against the off-label use of ivermectin, a longstanding agency-approved medication, constitute interference in the practice of medicine. 

In 2021, the FDA issued the now infamous tweet from the agency’s official Twitter account, “You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, ya’ll. Stop it.” The tweet was accompanied by an FDA website post entitled “Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19.” 

The war over ivermectin must be won by patients and doctors. It must not be won by bureaucrats or corporate executives interested in furthering their own agendas. The government that can prevent doctors and pharmacies from providing access to a life-saving drug is a government that can take control of every aspect of medicine in the exam room, and at the bedside,” says Twila Brase, RN, PHN, President and Co-founder of CCHF. 

The FDA tweet was a purposeful lie and a powerful command intended to shut down access to one of the safest human drugs in the world. The court should make sure that the FDA is never again allowed to practice medicine and it should make sure that the public knows every detail of every ruling,” adds Brase. 

CCHF believes the lack of transparency with this important ruling violates the public’s right to the full details of the ruling. CCHF reached out to Boyden Grey PLLC, the law firm on record for the physicians, but has not received a response. 

CCHF will monitor developments in this case, advocating for easy access to ivermectin and full transparency from the court. 

February 20, 2024

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