State’s licensing boards can no longer punish physicians for treatments
WND News Center
Reacting to the suppression of certain “controversial” treatments for COVID-19, Missouri passed a law that bans pharmacists from questioning doctors who prescribe ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine for their patients.
The measure passed the Missouri House by a 130-4 vote last week and now is at the desk of Republican Gov. Mike Parsons, the Kansas City Star reported.
The bill, the paper said, would bar state medical licensing boards from punishing or removing the medical licenses of doctors who “lawfully” prescribe the two drugs.
Pharmacists also can’t contact a doctor or patient “to dispute the efficacy of ivermectin tablets or hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets for human use.”
Republican state Sen. Rick Brattin told the paper that “because of the politicization” of the drugs, doctors are “being targeted.”
WND reported in February that South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson wrote a legal opinion concluding doctors have the authority to prescribe ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19.
“Our doctors, as well as their patients, need to know that doctors have the right to make important medical decisions, as long as they have the informed consent of their patients,” Wilson said at the time.
“In fighting COVID, the doctor should be given the broadest possible leeway,” he said.
Dr. Peter McCullough, a prominent cardiologist and epidemiologist, noted on Twitter that he testified to the South Carolina Senate Committee on Medical Affairs, giving “the evidence base for these medications in the early treatment of the illness.”
Ivermectin is a well-established, FDA approved pharma drug. Its primary use is as an anti-parasitic treatment; US has used it mostly for equine deworming. Other countries have used Ivermectin as an anti-inflammatory treatment in humans. It is extremely disappointing that its use in Covid-19 (early) treatment is banned in US. To real scientists it should have prompted research as to why an anti-parasitic drug has proven (anecdotally) to be effective in Covid-19 patients. Where do the parasites come from? Most importantly, each of the ingredients in the vaccines must be analyzed far more rigorously.
Did US ban Ivermectin because it is much cheaper, and has far fewer side effects, than the FDA touted and mandated Remdesivir and Dexamethasone?
To deregister health practitioners who prescribe Ivermectin is the ultimate in autocratic behaviour. It is an exercise in futility, thanks to the rising number of States that have legislated appropriate counter measures.
To subjugate medical practitioners to the extent that they are expected to obey rules on diagnosis and prognosis is patently absurd!
To simplify.. if you and your doctor discuss this and this is the treatment you want to try, then that should be all that matters. And if it works, fantastic! If you don’t want to take it, then don’t. People need to mind their own business.
Perfectly stated. Practitioners who respect the Hippocratic Oath will always put the patient’s wellbeing and safety front and center. One of the main problems is that too many patients seem to know more about their car or smartphone than about how their own body. Factual data about risks vs benefits of pharma drugs are also withheld. It is up to the people to end this tyranny sooner tather than later. There has been far too much government intervention.