What I learned today:
Edenbridge is the manufacturer of most of the ivermectin consumed in the US. Some of their product is made in the US and some made in Mexico (according to a colleague, but I have not verified this). Their sales manager informed me that they continue to produce it and ship it, but that it is moving out of the supply chain quickly. (I wonder if perhaps some is being bought up and not sent to retailers?)
She suggested I contact two smaller wholesalers, andanet and bonitapharma.
But then I was informed of a compounding pharmacy in Portland, Maine that would supply the compounded drug. The compounders purchase the medication from entirely different compounding wholesalers, and they are not aware of supply chain issues. I learned of two other pharmacies that were out of state that are shipping the product. All charge about the same amount, approximately $60 for a five day course, which is cheaper than what the pharmacies were charging for it in pill form. However, insurance generally does not pay for the compounded drugs… and often would not pay for it from regular pharmacies either.
Bottom line, I cannot tell you today whether the pharmacy supply was cut off, though it appears as if it was. The timing is just too coincidental, occurring in concert with the tidal wave of negative publicity about the drug.
And (probably not) coincidentally Australia just implemented restrictions on prescribing it. I am relieved it can still be obtained. Suggest you find a doctor in your state to prescribe it before we totally lose access.
And send comments here to share information about its availability in your area, please.
Here is what the $1 million/year-earning president of the internal medicine board said in a widely distributed threat to physicians:
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), which supports its member state medical licensing boards, has recently issued a statement saying that providing misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine contradicts physicians’ ethical and professional responsibilities, and therefore may subject a physician to disciplinary actions, including suspension or revocation of their medical license. We at the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) support FSMB’s position. We also want all physicians certified by our boards to know that such unethical or unprofessional conduct may prompt their respective board to take action that could put their certification at risk.
Expertise matters, and board certified physicians have demonstrated that they have stayed current in their field. Spreading misinformation or falsehoods to the public during a time of a public health emergency goes against everything our boards and our community of board certified physicians stand for. The evidence that we have safe, effective and widely available vaccines against COVID-19 is overwhelming. We are particularly concerned about physicians who use their authority to denigrate vaccination at a time when vaccines continue to demonstrate excellent effectiveness against severe illness, hospitalization and death…
So I wrote back to them and said I would be delighted to debate the facts and the current information on the Covid vaccine with them. I asked how much they were paid to issue this threat.
So now it is unethical for me to read the medical literature and explain it to my patients? When will doctors realize that if their job is simply to blindly repeat what they are told, a computer can do it better and they will soon be out of a job?
Really such threats are very disgusting, and it behooves all of us to take every opportunity we can to say NO MORE. Since I am well armed to debate the science on Covid vaccines, and I can afford to risk my license, it seemed I should challenge these bloated criminals who feast off the carcass of their dying profession.