A court order allowing an outside medical doctor to use ivermectin over a hospital’s strenuous objections saved the life of an elderly Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) patient.
While the Edward Hospital in Naperville, Illinois insisted on administering remdesivir to the patient, the lawyer of the patient’s family was able to get a court order for the use of ivermectin.
The FDA has been accused by critics of being overly cautious and indifferent to human suffering in its approach to regulating pharmaceuticals, which led to then-President Donald Trump signing the Right to Try Act in May 2018.
Medical doctors are actually free to prescribe ivermectin to treat COVID-19, even though the FDA claims that its off-label use could be harmful in some circumstances.
Kirstin Erickson, the family’s lawyer, said ivermectin saved the elderly patient’s life because his condition changed immediately after he took the drug.Court order authorizing use of ivermectin saves life of elderly COVID-19 patient who was left to die – Dr. Eddy Bettermann MD