This is still up on the Mayo Clinic website and continues to perpetuate misinformation regarding Covid, information that is factually false or misleading.
Mayo says this about Ivermectin: “The drug ivermectin, used to treat or prevent parasites in animals and in humans, isn’t a drug used to treat viruses. The FDA hasn’t approved use of this drug to treat or prevent COVID-19. Taking large doses of this drug can cause serious harm. Don’t use medications intended for animals on yourself to treat or prevent COVID-19.”
The statement is misleading in that, while it states the FDA does not approve use of Ivermection for Covid, it makes no mention of off-label use. The FDA has approved Ivermectin as an anti-parasitic drug for people and physicians are thereby within perfectly legal and ethical rights to use it for other purposes if they feel, in their medical opinion, that it might be beneficial. Off-label use of FDA-approved drugs is a standard practice that has been part of mainstream medicine for decades.
The FDA has claimed that it never prohibited use of Ivermectin for Covid. This is disingenuous given the power of the FDA to regulate drugs. As a result of the FDA “recommendation” against the use of Ivermectin for Covid, pharmacies refused to honor prescriptions by physicians in contrast to other off label drug usage. Some physicians were threatened with loss of their license for prescribing Ivermectin for Covid, some have had their licenses suspended, and laws were passed in California to this effect.