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Former Senator David Leyonhjelm was forced to post a tweet about unproven treatment for COVID-19 after the federal drug agency threatened him with a $ 1.11 million fine for violating medical advertising rules. Former NSW Liberal Democrats Mr Leyonhjelm is a prolific tweeter and posted a photo of a brand of equine medicines on Feb. 2 with the comment, “Several countries use ivermectin to treat COVID. For those who want it, in some Cases, this equine product is probably the most economical source. Enough to treat the street as well. “Ivermectin is one of the drugs promoted by the outspoken liberal backbencher, Craig Kelly, along with hydroxychloroquine. However, Mr Leyonhjelm’s tweet contained a specific product that was not intended for human use. “Currently there is no evidence that it has any benefit or use related to the prevention or treatment of COVID-19,” said Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly. In a statement posted on the Therapeutic Goods Administration website, Mr. Leyonhjelm was told that the job would be considered an advertisement for the purposes of the Therapeutic Goods Act, referring to a substance contained in the Poisons Standard, and “limited representation” by reference to a disease contain. According to the government, Mr Leyonhjelm did not remove the post when first asked, but tweeted, “The TGA (after a complaint by a toad) wrote that I am promoting human use of an animal product,” which Part of “for those who want something” have you missed? Every horse owner in the country knows this, too. “The maximum fine for violating the Therapeutic Goods Act is $ 1.11 million. The other tweet that Nicole McLay, Assistant Secretary for Legal Compliance, said was” intended and occurred under circumstances where you knew or were inconsiderate to the use of. ” [the Act]”Could have landed the former senator 12 months in jail or another $ 222,000 fine.” Their advertising also poses a specific risk to the public if they are encouraged to receive and use ivermectin as a treatment or prophylaxis for COVID -19 rather than seeking and following the advice of appropriately qualified doctors, “Ms. McLay wrote. Both tweets have since been removed.

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February 10, 2021 – 4:00 a.m.

Former Senator David Leyonhjelm was forced to post a tweet about unproven treatment for COVID-19 after the federal drug agency threatened him with a $ 1.11 million fine for violating medical advertising rules.

Former NSW Liberal Democrats Mr Leyonhjelm is a prolific tweeter and posted a photo of a brand of equine medicines on Feb. 2 with the comment, “Several countries use ivermectin to treat COVID. For those who want it, in some Cases, this horse product is probably the most economical source. Enough to treat the street as well. “

Ivermectin, along with hydroxychloroquine, is one of the drugs advertised by the outspoken liberal backbencher Craig Kelly. However, Mr Leyonhjelm’s tweet contained a specific product that was not intended for human use.

“Currently there is no evidence that it has any benefit or use related to the prevention or treatment of COVID-19,” said Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly.

In a statement posted on the Therapeutic Goods Administration website, Mr. Leyonhjelm was told that the job would be considered an advertisement for the purposes of the Therapeutic Goods Act, referring to a substance contained in the Poisons Standard, and “limited representation” by reference to a disease contain.

According to the government, Mr Leyonhjelm did not remove the post when first asked, but tweeted, “The TGA (after a complaint by a toad) wrote that I am promoting human use of an animal product,” which Part of “for those who want something” have you missed? Every horse owner in the country knows that too. “

The maximum fine for violating the provisions of the Therapeutic Goods Act is $ 1.11 million. The additional tweet that Nicole McLay, assistant secretary for regulatory compliance, said was “on purpose” and was made in circumstances where you knew the use of or were inconsiderate [the Act]”The former senator could have been jailed for 12 months or another $ 222,000 fine.

“Your advertisements also pose a specific risk to the public as they may be encouraged to receive and use ivermectin as a treatment or prophylaxis for COVID-19 rather than seeking and following the advice of appropriately qualified doctors,” McLay wrote.

Both tweets have since been removed.