Translated by: MOS Business Team – Ann
Alice Giordano is a former news correspondent for The Boston Globe, Associated Press, and New England bureau of The New York Times. On January 21st, She published an article in The Epoch Times, and reported that New Hampshire may soon be the first state in the United States to make Ivermectin available as an over the counter medication and sanction it as a protected treatment for CCP Virus (COVID-19), under a bill before the House Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs Committee.
While similar bills proposed in three other states have been ill received, the primary sponsor of the New Hampshire bill told The Epoch Times she expects a slightly amended version to garner enough votes from the Republican majority committee to send it for approval to the GOP-controlled House of Representatives.
According to the report, the House has already shown support for other CCP virus-related bills including state-wide bans against both government and private-imposed mandates related to the virus.
“I have absolutely no doubt lives will be saved if human grade Ivermectin was available to COVID patients,” state Republican Rep. Leah Cushman, also a registered nurse, told The Epoch Times about her proposed bill HB3005.
There are also doctors who object the proposal. For instance, Dr. David Levine of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center said that prescribing Ivermectin is “dangerous and totally out of line with standard of medical care around the world.”
“I would never want this medication prescribed to myself or my family and would take legal action against anyone who recommended this to my loved ones,” Levine wrote in his written testimony on the bill.
Dr. William Palmer, governor of the New Hampshire Chapter of the American College of Physicians, who also submitted written testimony on the bill, said he was concerned that if passed it would have the potential to overwhelm the state’s health care system with cases of “Ivermectin-induced side effects.”
Dr. Paul Marik, neurocritical care doctor who has published more than 600 peer review papers in his field, testified that Ivermectin, “is one of the safest drugs on the face on this planet.”
According to Marik human-grade Ivermectin is approved for the treatment of viruses in 79 countries.
Quoting the World Health Organization’s own data, Marik pointed out that 3.7 billion doses have been dispensed to humans since its discovery in 1987 as an anti-parasitic drug.
“So somehow Japanese people, Indian people, Brazilian people can tolerate it safely but it’s toxic in Americans. You have to be kidding,” Marik said.
The author mentioned, a bill similar to the New Hampshire proposal was recently referred to its largely Republican health committee in Indiana. However, the bill drew an overwhelming amount of criticism from state medical officials who called it dangerous.
In October 2021, Arizona Republican Senator Kelly Townsed introduced a bill that would ban pharmacists from refusing to dispense Ivermectin for “off-label” use during public health emergencies.
Earlier in Pennsylvania, GOP Rep. Dawn Keefer introduced a bill that would allow doctors to write prescriptions of Ivermectin as well as hydroxychloroquine sulfate for the treatment of CCP Virus (COVID-19).
But so far, no bill has been passed.
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