November 18, 2020
As the Facebook group by the same name now has over 20,000 members and some of the discussion turns to marketing of alternative products, the administrators and moderators are forced to police the site.
This week I warned the group about purchasing Fenbendazole from anyone other than a major pharmaceutical company.
Fenbendazole is a class I controlled drug not approved for human consumption. Yes, we all are guilty of purchasing it as a veterinary product and repurposing it for our own personal use. And I am ok with that as I know the Panacur and Safeguard brands made by Merck follow cGMP practices and certification, meaning they are held to the highest standards of quality control.
The problem I have with these other entrepreneurial companies is they are marketing and branding it as a "supplement", not an FDA non-approved drug. Furthermore, I have repeatedly asked them to provide me with their manufacturer's cGMP certification and they have failed to do so.
If they ever do, I will let everyone know. In the mean time please stick with only the Panacur and Safeguard brands.