A new oral drug being produced by Pfizer is not a repackaged version of the antibacterial medication often used to prevent parasites in animals, according to PolitiFact, Snopes and Full Fact. While the drugs share similar functions and effects, this does not mean they are identical or interchangeable, according to fact-checkers.
There’s no relationship between the parasite drug ivermectin and an antiviral drug Pfizer is testing to prevent COVID-19, despite false social media posts claiming they’re the same drug.
A Facebook post suggests that a new trial medication is just a rebrand of ivermectin. But a virology expert has told us that the two drugs are completely different chemical compounds, which are “extremely structurally different.”
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Patrick I could not care less if its the same or not, the only thing I care about is, is it safe? ,effective and cheap so it’s available to everyone.? That’s all that really matters.
Charlie Zxi There actually IS a relationship. See, that’s why they demonized Ivermectin, just like you are doing with the “animal treatment” statements. Because if IVM worked, ANYONE COULD AFFORD TREATING COVID. Can’t have that. We need them to buy our new pill.