Arkansas jail inmates say they were unknowingly given ivermectin to treat COVID-19

Posted on AllSides September 6th, 2021
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Multiple Arkansas inmates reported that, unbeknownst to them, they were given Ivermectin to treat COVID-19. The jail physician who prescribed the drugs is now under investigation by the state medical board.

Several inmates from the Washington County jail said they were told the pills they were given to treat COVID-19 were antibiotics, steroids, and vitamins.

"We were running fevers, throwing up, diarrhea ... and so we figured that they were here to help us," Edrick Floreal-Wooten, an inmate at the jail, told CBS News. "We never knew that they were...

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