Fact-checked by: Estadão Verifica

2020/07/27 | Brazil

Misleading: Brazilian regulatory agency Anvisa labeled ivermectin a controled substance, because it’s cheap and helps save lives.

Explanation: The Brazilian regulatory agency Anvisa labeled ivermectin a controled substance, because of misinformation saying it was a cure for COVID-19. It has not been proven effective by any reliable scientific research, and drugstores were running out of it. The regulatory agency did the same with hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine and azithromycin.

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