Frontline Doctors on Overcoming the Pharmacy Blockade of Ivermectin

How We Got Here:

FDA tweets a joke about Americans using a “horse drug”
Exaggerated reports of calls to poison control centers
False reports of animal product overdoses filling ER’s
CDC issues bulletin emphasizing ivermectin is not approved for COVID-19

NOTE: NIH remains silent

State Departments of Health issue warnings to licensed doctors
Pharmacies and individual pharmacists refuse to fill valid COVID-19 early treatment prescriptions
Despite these concerted actions – TOTAL PRESCRIPTIONS CONTINUE TO RISE IN THE U.S!

THE 5 LIES: “I cannot fill your prescription…

due to corporate policy
because we are out of stock”
because we cannot order more”
because it is not FDA approved for COVID-19”
because I refuse to put my license on the line”

The 5 TRUTHS

NO CORPORATE POLICY exists against filling ivermectin by Walgreens, CVS, or Rite-Aid

NO POLICY exists for major grocery/pharmacies: Kroger, Publix, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Costco

NO NATIONAL SUPPLY SHORTAGE in the United States at this time
VERY FEW CIRCUMSTANCES where a pharmacy/pharmacist cannot obtain a supply of ivermectin within 24-48 hours of ordering
FDA APPROVAL for COVID-19 is NOT REQUIRED to prescribe ivermectin off-label – in fact, 20% of all prescriptions written in the U.S. are off-label
VERY FEW U.S STATES allow pharmacists to refuse to fill a valid prescription

Exceptions: If error in script or a dangerous drug-drug interaction exists
Even fewer states allow pharmacists to “abandon” the patient by not providing them an alternate place to get the prescription filled
Check the Law in your State: https://www.ncsl.org/research/health/pharmacist-conscience-clauses-laws-and-information.aspx

Overcoming the Blockade

Take Action and REPORT

Corporate pharmacy chains WANT TO KNOW who is not filling ivermectin:

DOCUMENT the store number/location and name of the pharmacist where a valid prescription was refused to be filled
REPORT the store and pharmacists name (See “Contact List for Corporate Chains”, pg. 7)

Call, email, or direct message on Twitter

STOP REFUSALS by their employed pharmacists by presenting the 5 Truths above

If you believe your pharmacist has lied, REPORT them to the state pharmacy board:

Make sure to specifically call out they “knowingly lied” in any complaints

How to Get Ivermectin

To find a pharmacy that fills in your zip code (for U.S.):

Email Edenbridge Pharmaceuticals the largest U.S. in the U.S., for a list of pharmacies in your area at sales@edenbridgepharma.com

Look to Online and Compounding Pharmacies as an option.

For a complete list of pharmacies that will fill and ship prescriptions, see the FLCCC Pharmacy Directory: https://covid19criticalcare.com/pharmacies/

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

A Guide to Challenging Pharmacists

Barrier #1 – “Ivermectin is out of stock, back ordered or unavailable”

 Customer:

 I’d like to document what I’m hearing – what’s your full name and store number?

 Customer:

 So, you’re saying (repeat what pharmacist said) …

Customer:

 Your corporate office has indicated that they want customers to report any pharmacist and store refusing to fill ivermectin scripts;
 What’s your email address so I can connect both of us directly with your customer service department?

 Customer:

 Edenbridge Pharmaceuticals says there is no supply issue anywhere in the country

They are the only pharmacy in the U.S. authorized by the FDA to manufacture and distribute ivermectin for human use

 They want to be connected directly to any pharmacist stating there’s an issue so it can be resolved immediately.
 So, I’ll connect the two of us via two separate emails;

(1) directly to your customer service department at corporate, and
(2) to Edenbridge customer service so we can resolve the issue now.

 Customer: Thank you for your assistance

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

A Guide to Challenging Pharmacists

Barrier #2 – “FDA has not approved its use in COVID-19”

 Customer:

 I’d like to document what I’m hearing – what’s your full name and store number?

 Customer:

With respect, I’ve researched this topic extensively and would like to offer the following:
 Ivermectin is, in fact, an FDA approved drug and has been for decades
 As you’re aware, over 20% of all prescriptions written in the U.S. annually are written for off-label use
 It’s also important to note that the NIH has a “neutral” recommendation for ivermectin for use in COVID, not an “against” recommendation
 Please tell me you’re not attempting to interfere with the sacred relationship between my physician and myself to treat my illness

 Customer:

 The customer service department at your corporate office has indicated they want customers to report any pharmacist and store refusing to fill ivermectin;
 What’s your email address so I can connect the two of us directly with your customer service department so that we can resolve this immediately?

 Customer:

My intention is not to be difficult, but please understand that if this isn’t resolved today, I will be filing an official complaint through my attorney with the State Pharmacy Board because, unless we’re in one of the rare states that allows pharmacists to do this, what you’re attempting to do is known as “engaging in the practice of medicine” and it’s illegal.
Customer: Thank you for your assistance

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

A Guide to Challenging Pharmacists

Barrier #3 – “Our corporate policy dictates that we do not fill your prescription”

 Customer:

 I’d like to document what I’m hearing – what’s your full name and store number?

 Customer:

 So, and I would like to document this, what you’re saying is (repeat what pharmacist said) …

 Customer:

 I’d like to say two things;

(1) Ivermectin prescriptions for COVID are not against your corporate policy, and
(2) the customer service department at your corporate office has actually indicated that they want customers to report any pharmacist and store refusing to fill ivermectin scripts.

 What’s your email address so I can connect both of us directly with one of your customer service representatives so that we can get this resolved immediately.

 Customer:

 My intention is not to be difficult, but please understand that if this isn’t resolved today, I will be:

Filing an official complaint through my attorney with the State Pharmacy Board because,

Unless we’re in one of the rare states that allows pharmacists to do this, what you’re attempting to do is known as “engaging in the practice of medicine” and it’s illegal.

Further, although what you are doing may be technically legal in this state, it almost certainly violates the spirit and intention of the original law

I would like to be able to provide feedback to the Board of how you are applying the law in the hope they may be interested in amending its language to not restrict the provision of life-saving medicines to their states’ citizens.

 Customer: Thank you for your assistance

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

A Guide to Challenging Pharmacists

Barrier #4 – I will not put my license on the line to fill an unapproved drug

Customer:

I’d like to document what I’m hearing – what’s your full name and store number?

 Customer:

With respect, I’ve researched this topic extensively and would like to offer the following:

Please tell me you’re not attempting to interfere between the sacred relationship between my physician and myself to treat my illness
Are you in a state which allows you to refill a prescription on this basis?

 Customer:

The customer service department at your corporate office has indicated they want customers to report any pharmacist and store refusing to fill ivermectin;
What’s your email address so I can connect the two of us directly with your customer service department so that we can resolve this immediately?

 Customer:

 My intention is not to be difficult, but please understand that if this isn’t resolved today, I will be filing an official complaint through my attorney with the State Pharmacy Board because,

Unless we’re in one of the rare states that allows pharmacists to do this, what you’re attempting to do is known as “engaging in the practice of medicine” and it’s illegal.

 Customer: Thank you for your assistance

CONTACT LIST FOR CORPORATE CHAINS

Walgreens

1–800–WALGREENS
1–800–925–4733
Website: https://www.walgreens.com
Email: https://www.walgreens.com/mktg/contactus/contact-us-forms.jsp?tier3Id=1125
Chat: https://www.walgreens.com/rx-utility/pharmacychat

CVS Pharmacy

Call: 1-800-SHOP-CVS (1-800-746-7287)
Website: https://www.cvs.com
Email: https://www.cvs.com/help/email-customer-jsp?callType=store&topicid=200018

Rite-Aid

Call: 1-800-RITE-AID (1-800-748-3243)
Website: https://www.riteaid.com
Email & Chat: https://www.riteaid.com/customer-support/contact-us

Walmart

Website: https://www.walmart.com/cp/1088604?gbo=1
Chat: Under Help and “Contact Us”

Sam’s Club

Call: 1-800-607-6861
Website: https://www.samsclub.com/pharmacy/
Link to email: https://www.samsclub.com/help-center/additional-help?xid=help-center_contact-representative

Costco

Website: https://www.costco.com/pharmacy/home-delivery
Link to Email form: https://customerservice.costco.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1218

Kroger

Call: 1-800-KRO-GERS (1-800-576-4377)
Questions about prescriptions: 1-855-489-2502
Website: https://www.kroger.com/health/pharmacy
Email & Chat: https://www.kroger.com/hc/help/contact-us

Publix:

Call: 800-242-1227
Email Form: https://www.publix.com/contact/contact-us
Website: https://www.publix.com/pharmacy

This originally appeared on Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance.

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