HB 2149 also prevents pharmacists from contacting doctors or patients to dispute their effectiveness for COVID.
JEFFERSON CITY (LifeSiteNews) – Doctors should no longer be penalized in Missouri for prescribing the drugs hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin for COVID-19 patients, according to legislation recently signed into law by Republican Gov. Mike Parson.
HB 2149 prohibits state medical licensing boards from rescinding the medical licenses of, or otherwise punishing, doctors who “lawfully” prescribe the drugs, as well as prevents pharmacists from contacting doctors or patients to dispute their effectiveness for COVID.
Parson announced the signing on June 7, along with six other unrelated bills.
Despite being misrepresented in the mainstream media as aquarium cleaner and horse dewormer, hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin are FDA-approved medications with a range of human applications, such that both are included on the World Health Organization’s Model List of Essential Medicines. Like many medications, ivermectin is also used for horses, but human dosages of the drug for human ailments were not controversial until IVM started gaining notice in the context of COVID-19.
While experts continue to debate the drugs’ effectiveness at treating COVID-19, promising studies as well as reports of positive results have generated significant interest in them, as has the fact that they have been used and studied for far longer than the COVID vaccines, which were developed and released in record time by the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed initiative, meaning that their safety profiles are far better understood than that of the relatively new vaccines many believe have been rushed and politicized.
Despite the wealth of existing knowledge about the drugs as opposed to the evolving nature of COVID knowledge, families across the country have had to go to court to force hospitals to let them try the medications for their loved ones, while doctors have seen their medical licenses threatened for prescribing it – a scenario that states such as Oklahoma have indicated would not be tolerated in their borders.
The University of Minnesota, Emory University School of Medicine, Northwestern Medicine, and other medical institutions have been conducting a major at-home clinical trial to assess ivermectin’s effectiveness at treating COVID-19, as well as that of the drugs metformin and fluvoxamine or any combination of the three.
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