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Arkansas jail, doc: Ivermectin lawsuit should be dismissed

The attorneys for the Washington County jail and Dr. Robert Karas said in a motion Tuesday that...
The attorneys for the Washington County jail and Dr. Robert Karas said in a motion Tuesday that the four inmates who filed the lawsuit are no longer held in the county jail and are now in state prisons.(Source: KAIT-TV)
Published: Apr. 13, 2022 at 8:19 PM CDT
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Attorneys for an Arkansas jail and doctor being sued by inmates who said they were unknowingly given ivermectin to treat COVID-19 now want the lawsuit dismissed because it has no merit.

The attorneys for the Washington County jail and Dr. Robert Karas said in a motion Tuesday that the four inmates who filed the lawsuit are no longer held in the county jail and are now in state prisons.

Sheriff Tim Helder in August revealed that Karas had prescribed ivermectin to treat some inmates with COVID-19. The antiparasite drug has not been approved for treating COVID-19.

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