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Some New Mexicans turn to livestock drug to treat, prevent coronavirus

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Local health officials said some New Mexicans are taking a drug meant for livestock to treat or prevent COVID-19 in people. Despite the drug not being approved by the FDA or other national health organizations to treat COVID, the state’s Poison Center said they’ve seen an increase in New Mexicans statewide taking the livestock deworming drug, Ivermectin.

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