Scores of patients suing hospitals that won’t use Ivermectin to treat COVID (i.e., hospitals that won’t treat COVID)

60+ Ivermectin Lawsuits as Courts Become Battlefield: Hospital Administrations Against Patients

TrialSite Staff October 16, 2021

At least 14 lawsuits are ongoing in the State of New York alone to compel hospitals in that state to administer ivermectin to severely ill COVID-19 patients. A total of 60 lawsuits involving demands for ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19 have been handled by one law firm alone. TrialSite has followed many of these lawsuits, including an interview with the partner of a leading law firm leading the legal charge—the Law Office of Ralph Lorigo. While federal regulators don’t recommend off-label use of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved antiparasitic drug, that doesn’t translate to a legal ban on physicians doing so. Traditionally, physicians had the discretion to take an off-label drug and, if in their best professional judgment and assuming appropriate disclosure and approval by the patient, prescribe off-label to address a particular problem. However, with a concerted effort to tarnish the name of this drug used by billions primarily in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) over the last four decades—with very few safety issues—a concerted peer pressure to stop doctors and pharmacies from prescribing also leads to hospitals refusing to use the …

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