4 inmates sue Arkansas jail, doctor for giving them unproven drug to treat Covid

5 days ago

Fayetteville news, Arkansas news.

Four inmates have filed a lawsuit against the Washington County Detention Center and a physician for giving them an unproven drug to treat their Covid infections without their knowledge.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas that represents the four prisoners alleged that they were given a “cocktail of drugs” twice each day.

The treatment included two to 10 pills of vitamins and ivermectin, a controversial drug that has yet to be approved for Covid treatment.

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  • “We never knew that they were running experiments on us, giving us ivermectin. We never knew that” one of the inmates said.

    Throughout that period, the inmates suffered fevers, vomiting, diarrhea, and vision troubles.

    “The truth, however, was that without knowing and voluntary consent, plaintiffs ingested incredibly high doses of a drug that credible medical professionals, the FDA, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all agree is not an effective treatment against Covid-19 and that if given in large doses is dangerous for humans,” the lawsuit reads.