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Scam online pharmacies selling fake, dangerous pills find opportunity in the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has kick-started a host of online and remote services, but not all of them are useful: Fake online pharmacies have also proliferated during the COVID-19 pandemic, putting their customers at serious risk.... Read more»

FactCheck: Social media post on use of ivermectin for refugees lacks context

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the use of ivermectin as a treatment for arriving refugees to treat parasitic infections, but a social media post references the CDC guidance without accurately explaining the reason why refugees are given the drug. ... Read more»

As pandemic wears on, Arizona demand for ivermectin increases

Prescriptions for the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin have soared amid recent spikes in COVID-19 cases, despite federal warnings that the medication sometimes used to deworm horses should not be used against COVID-19. ... Read more»

Banner chief: COVID hospitalizations have 'plateaued,' warns against Ivermectin use

The chief of Arizona largest hospital network said Wednesday that hospitalization from COVID-19 have plateaued in recent weeks, and that about one-quarter of all patients were hospitalized because of the novel coronavirus. ... Read more»

Unproven ivermectin gains popularity as alternative COVID treatment among vaccine skeptics

Some Arizonans are seeking ivermectin, the unproven alternative treatment for COVID-19 that has become popular among conservatives as both a way to prevent and treat infections, leading to an uptick in calls to poison control centers and at least one hospitalization.... Read more»

Az doctors wary of controversial ivermectin COVID-19 treatment

Experts say ivermectin is an unproven COVID-19 treatment and can cause dangerous side effects. The drug is used as heartworm treatment for dogs, a horse dewormer and a human head-lice killer. Now one group is urging Gov. Ducey to make it immediately available to people at high risk for coronavirus.... Read more»