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AROUND OREGON: ‘Intentional misuse’ of ivermectin rises in Oregon

Poison control operators in Oregon have seen a third more calls this month for people who intentionally misused veterinary and human forms of ivermectin than they saw in all of the other seven months of the year combined.

The Oregon Poison Center at Oregon Health & Science University has received nine calls surrounding the “intentional misuse” of the anti-parasitic drug, according to OHSU spokesperson Franny White.

Only six poison control calls for intentionally misusing the drug were reported between January and July.

“Intentional misuse” refers to any instance of an . . .