Oklahoma, Kansas, and New Hampshire lawmakers show there is now a preference cascade toward early treatment options for covid.
Legal Insurrection readers will recall that I covered Senator Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) “Second Opinion” panel, including doctors, bioscientists, and other experts who have valid concerns about aspects of the federal government’s COVID-19 pandemic policy.
One of the issues brought up was the manipulation of Big Media to suppress information related to repurposed drugs that could be used as effective early treatment options for covid. For example, Dr. Pierre Kory is the former Chief of the Critical Care Service and Medical Director of the Trauma and Life Support Center at the University of Wisconsin and an expert in the use of ivermectin. He detailed studies across the globe, including the success of its use in a Brazilian city and Uttar Pradesh, India (news of which has been hidden or dismissed by the press).
Now it appears some states are making it easier for doctors to utilize the drug, which had been widely and safely used in humans to treat parasites before being smeared as a mere “horse dewormer.” Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor says his office does not plan to discipline doctors for prescribing certain medications, including ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine, to treat covid.
While approved ivermectin to treat animals and people for some parasites, lice and skin issues, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration hasn’t approved it for COVID-19. O’Connor said in a news release that his office finds no legal basis for a state medical licensure board to discipline a licensed physician for prescribing a drug for the off-label purpose of treating a patient with COVID-19.
The Oklahoma attorney general said he stands behind doctors who believe ivermectin is in their patients’ best interest.
“I stand behind doctors who believe it is in their patients’ best interests to receive ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine,” O’Connor said in a statement. “Our health care professionals should have every tool available to combat COVID-19. Public safety demands this. Physicians who prescribe medications and follow the law should not fear disciplinary action for prescribing such drugs.”
Pro-ivermectin measures recently passed through the Kansas state senate.
…Senate health committee member, state Sen. Mark Steffen successfully pushed a proposal that would require pharmacists to fill prescriptions of the anti-worm medication ivermectin, the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and other drugs for off-label uses as COVID-19 treatments.
Steffen is among the Republican-controlled Legislature’s biggest vaccine skeptics and a critic of how the federal government and Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly have handled the coronavirus pandemic.
And New Hampshire representatives are trying to make ivermectin easier to obtain in the state.
House Bill 1022 would allow pharmacists to dispense the drug by means of standing orders, the report said.
Newsweek said the plan is to let pharmacists dispense the treatment under the “delegated prescriptive authority of the physician” and more.
The report noted, “The pharmacist would also be required to provide any patients who receive ivermectin with a ‘standardized information sheet written in plain language’ that provides health care referral information and notes the importance of follow-up care.”
And the lawmakers are proposing that, “Nothing on the information sheet shall discourage the recipient from using ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19.”
Newsweek noted, “Republican State Rep. Leah Cushman, a sponsor of the bill and registered nurse, told Newsweek that she wanted to make sure residents of the state ‘have options for treatment of COVID-19.’ She also said that the burden of the virus on hospitals needs to be curbed, ‘and right now there are no early treatments being offered by most doctors.’”
It appears not only is there a preference cascade for the removal of covid restrictions, but one developing for the use of early treatment options that have been smeared.DONATE
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