News Prevention

Hospital Debunks Ivermectin Poisoning Hoax Story

Rolling Stone magazine is leading the charge on a fake news campaign against the anti-parasite drug ivermectin amid reports more Americans are turning to it to treat COVID-19.

The publication ran a story entitled, “Gunshot Victims Left Waiting as Horse Dewormer Overdoses Overwhelm Oklahoma Hospitals, Doctor Says” on Friday following reports that Joe Rogan included the drug in his COVID treatment regimen.

In the article, a person called Dr. Jason Elyea told local media his Oklahoma hospital emergency rooms were over capacity due to a huge influx of patients who supposedly overdosed on ivermectin to treat COVID.

The problem is, Northeastern Health System’s Sequoyah branch that’s the focus of Rolling Stone’s article released a statement on its website claiming Dr. Elyea does not work at the hospital, and has not treated any patients in at least two months.

Furthermore, the hospital itself claims it hasn’t treated a single patient for ivermectin overdose. Read more…

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