NY Supreme Court Judge Orders Hospital: Give Patient Ivermectin for COVID-19
According to “TrialSite News” on January 21, “Apparently, a judge just ordered the Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital to allow an 80-year old woman to be treated with Ivermectin. A New York Supreme Court judge ordered hospital to allow her to be treated with Ivermectin for COVID-19. Ivermectin, which had been administered in the ICU with noticeable symptom improvement was discontinued when the patient was moved to another unit in the hospital. Family members took legal action after the doctor in the new unit disallowed the use of the drug, and the woman’s health condition again declined. Family members immediately involved lawyers and legal action to resume treatment. Judge, Henry J. Nowak aligned with the family.
Ivermectin is approved for fighting parasites and lice. NIH states that in general, the drug is well tolerated and is currently being evaluated as a potential treatment for COVID-19. However, is not yet approved for use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The National Institute of Health (NIH) COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel recently issued a change in position on Ivermectin.
NIH COVID-19 Recommendation:
- The COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel (the Panel) has determined that currently there are insufficient data to recommend either for or against the use of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19. Results from adequately powered, well-designed, and well-conducted clinical trials are needed to provide more specific, evidence-based guidance on the role of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19.
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