The Philippine National Police (PNP) and Malacañang have finally come to an official decision to stop all acts against legitimate sellers of the drug Ivermectin (IVM). These orders revolve around the apprehension of individuals and conducting operations.
It was confirmed by Bernadette Herrera-Dy, the House Deputy Speaker, as several groups do believe that the Nobel Prize Winner drug can help with alleviating COVID-19.
The House Deputy Speaker confirmed she had an online meeting and conference with PNP chief General Debold Sinas, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Director-General Eric Domingo from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Presidential Management Staff (PMS) chief Ferdinand Cui Jr. regarding the matter.
Herrera-Dy said as the meeting was ongoing that;
“I was able to explain to the PMS head, as well as to the PNP chief, that we should not arrest individuals who would want to purchase ivermectin from authorized sellers because it is not an illegal drug in the first place.”
The administration’s ally organized the conference confederate, Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go.
She further stated:
“Secretary Cui agreed and he promised that, in the coming days, they will amend the memorandum. We stressed that there is a human-grade ivermectin medication and we should make it available and accessible to the public.”
The memorandum the House Deputy Speaker Herrera-Dy was referring to was the one allegedly issued by the PMS. It’s a memo that seeks assistance from the PNP’s CIDG to carry out operations against those who use and sell ivermectin.
There are numerous studies or clinical trials conducted worldwide which attest that anti-parasitic medicine can eradicate the coronavirus.
Herrera-Dy implores and wishes that the administration would be open-minded and take a closer investigation of utilizing IVM as a repurposed medication versus COVID-19.