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Inside Well being has issued one other warning associated to flyers circulating in Kelowna providing the sale of ivermectin.
The flyers, which first appeared in the neighborhood within the fall, began popping up in group mailboxes once more final week.
Whereas the primary wave of flyers seem to have been positioned in house mailboxes manually, the most recent batch confirmed up in locked neighbourhood bins that solely Canada Publish carriers can entry.
Canada Publish has not responded to request for touch upon why the flyers have been accepted for distribution.
Well being Canada ordered the person chargeable for the flyers, Michael Lindstrom, to cease providing the sale of the drug in October.
Ivermectin was developed 40 years in the past as an anti-parasitic to be used in each animals and people. Some have held up the drug as a therapy for COVID-19, however repeated research have been unable to show its effectiveness.
“There is no such thing as a proof that ivermectin works to stop or deal with COVID-19, and it isn’t licensed for this use,” says Well being Canada on-line.
Inside Well being on Monday tweeted an identical message, including “utilizing this product, might trigger critical well being issues.”
Lindstrom closed down his webstore promoting ivermectin after receiving Well being Canada’s warning in October, however pledged on the time to “proceed to do what is true and unashamedly stay open for enterprise.”
He claims he has “a whole bunch” of “very blissful and grateful clients that in any other case would haven’t any entry to this medication.” Lindstrom has mentioned he’s promoting ivermectin “particularly to save lots of lives for anybody affected by Covid.”
Veterinary ivermectin—sometimes horse paste—could be bought at feed retailers, which led to a rise in poisoning calls associated to ivermectin in summer season 2021 because it turned a darling of the vaccine-skeptic group. Animal variations of the drug have a lot greater concentrations.
Lindstrom claims to be promoting human-grade ivermectin, however won’t disclose his supply.
WARNING – leaflets selling the sale of Ivermectin are circulating in Kelowna. Ivermectin (veterinary or human variations) is an antiparasitic drug that has not been licensed for the prevention or therapy of COVID-19. Utilizing this product, might trigger critical well being issues. pic.twitter.com/6yi6mY4zT1
— Inside Well being (@Interior_Health) December 12, 2022