Hospital Can't Be Forced To Give Ivermectin To COVID-19 Patient, Judge Rules : NPR

  

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Hospital Can't Be Forced To Give Ivermectin To COVID-19 Patient, Judge Rules : NPR
Doctors at West Chester Hospital were forced to give ivermectin to a COVID-19 patient after his wife went to court. A judge has reversed the order, citing lack of medical support for the treatment.

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September 7, 2021 6:41 PM ET

Becky Sullivan

The FDA, CDC and American Medical Association have all warned against the use of ivermectin (shown here in India) in treating COVID-19 patients. Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto/Getty Images hide caption

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The FDA, CDC and American Medical Association have all warned against the use of ivermectin (shown here in India) in treating COVID-19 patients.

Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto/Getty Images

A judge in Ohio has reversed an earlier emergency order that required a hospital to administer ivermectin to a COVID-19 patient against the hospital's wishes. The anti-parasitic drug is most commonly used in the U.S. as a dewormer in animals.

Federal agencies and medical associations alike have cautioned against the use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19, as there is little evidence it is effective. But prescriptions — and related calls to poison control centers — have skyrocketed in 2021 as right-wing media have hyped it as a treatment for COVID-19.

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A previous ruling bya different judge had ordered the hospital, West Chester Hospital near Cincinnati, to administer the drug to a patient after his wife brought suit over the hospital's refusal to administer a prescription written by an outside doctor.

"After considering all of the evidence presented in this case, there can be no doubt that the medical and scientific communities do not support the use of ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19," Judge Michael A. Oster wrote in the new ruling, issued Monday.

Ivermectin is used in humans to treat parasites such as lice and the worms that cause river blindness. It is also approved by the Food and Drug Administration for similar use in animals, including as a livestock dewormer and a heartworm preventative for dogs and cats.

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But the FDA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and American Medical Association have all warned against using ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment until additional clinical trials can be completed. The National Institutes of Health, which has not issued a formal recommendation, says most existing studies about the drug's ability to fight COVID-19 "had incomplete information and significant methodological limitations."

At the center of the lawsuit affected by Monday's order is Jeffrey Smith, who tested positive for the coronavirus in July, court records say.

After Smith was admitted to West Chester Hospital, his condition deteriorated steadily. In mid-July, he was transferred to the intensive care unit. On Aug. 1, he was placed on a ventilator. By Aug. 20, doctors put him in a medically induced coma.

His wife, Julie Smith, contacted Dr. Fred Wagshul, affiliated with the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance, which has lobbied for the use of ivermectin in COVID-19 patients. He is not board certified within any specialty and has not worked at a hospital in 10 years, according to his own testimony.

Wagshul provided a prescription for ivermectin, doing so without having seen Smith and despite lacking medical privileges at West Chester Hospital, court records say

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The hospital refused to administer the drug, saying it would interfere with other medications.

When Julie Smith filed suit, a different judge granted an emergency injunction on Aug. 23 that ordered West Chester Hospital to begin administering 30 milligrams daily for 21 days. The Smiths' attorney say that Jeffrey Smith's condition has since improved.

But in another hearing last week, doctors from West Chester Hospital told the court that ivermectin had not helped their patient. Wagshul, testifying on behalf of the Smiths, did not convince the judge otherwise.

"Plaintiff's own witness ... testified that 'I honestly don't know' if continued use of ivermectin will benefit Jeff Smith," Oster wrote in the ruling.

"While this court is sympathetic to the Plaintiff and understands the idea of wanting to do anything to help her loved one, public policy should not and does not support allowing a physician to try 'any' type of treatment on human beings," the judge wrote.


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JBB
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    one month ago

original

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @1    one month ago

FIRST - DO NO HARM

 
 
 
Split Personality
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2  Split Personality    one month ago
His wife, Julie Smith, contacted Dr. Fred Wagshul, affiliated with the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance, which has lobbied for the use of ivermectin in COVID-19 patients. He is not board certified within any specialty and has not worked at a hospital in 10 years, according to his own testimony. Wagshul provided a prescription for ivermectin, doing so without having seen Smith and despite lacking medical privileges at West Chester Hospital, court records say

America's Frontline Doctors again.

Some of them believe in Demon seeds from nightmare sex, Alien DNA and that the vaccines will make the vaccinated less religious.

They push Hydroxyclorine and Ivermectin and the Pillow guy /s

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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2.1  Jack_TX  replied to  Split Personality @2    one month ago

To be fair, there actually was a study showing hydroxychloroquine was effective in treating a certain subset of Covid patients under very specific conditions.

But the rest of this... oh for fuck's sake.  WTF is wrong with people?

 
 
 
JBB
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2.1.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Jack_TX @2.1    one month ago

I believe that study had to be withdrawn...

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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2.1.2  Jack_TX  replied to  JBB @2.1.1    one month ago
I believe that study had to be withdrawn...

It may have been, I dunno. 

The point is that we had national news talking about well respected medical establishments who believed it was helpful at the time, as opposed to "Jerry on Facebook" or "Julie from Book Club".  So I can understand people believing that and wanting to be hopeful in otherwise desperate situations.  

But microchips?  Seriously.  If you believe somebody is inserting a microchip in your ass disguised as a vaccine, you are the dumbest bi-pedal creature on God's earth.  You are professional grade stupid.  You could stupid for your country on the US Olympic Stupid Team, despite the astronomically high level of competition.

 
 
 
Gordy327
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2.1.3  Gordy327  replied to  Jack_TX @2.1    one month ago
WTF is wrong with people?

Maybe you should have led with that. jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

oh for fuck's sake. 

That about sums it up.

 
 
 
Split Personality
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2.1.4  Split Personality  replied to  Jack_TX @2.1.2    one month ago

Like I said somewhere else. They are making Rick Perry look like a genius.

I'm beginning to miss him.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.2  Tessylo  replied to  Split Personality @2    one month ago

Someone posted that hydroxyclorine and Zpac and Zinc as a cure for Co-Vid.

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Tessylo
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2.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @2.2    one month ago

They have since added Ivermectin . . . jrSmiley_88_smiley_image.gif

Excuse me - as a treatment . . . . 

 
 
 
epistte
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2.3  epistte  replied to  Split Personality @2    one month ago

Ivermectin causes male infertility. Id give them huge doses. Its one way to thin the herd of stupid people.

Andrology” in the context of the journal is a medical discipline concerning, in its own words, “male health, particularly relating to the problems of the male reproductive system and urological problems that are unique to men.” The article was titled “Effects of ivermectin and its combination with alpha lipoic acid on expression of IGFBP-3 and HSPA1 genes and male rat fertility,” and its summary read:

This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of ivermectin (IVM) with therapeutic dose (injected with 0.56 mg/kg b.wt.) either alone or combined with alpha lipoic acid (ALA) (50 mg/kg b.wt daily) on expression of testicular insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) and heat-shock protein A1 (HSPA1)) genes in the testes, as well as on male rat fertility parameters . Results revealed that expression levels of IGFBP-3 and HSPA1 were significantly increased in testis of the IVM-treated group relative to the control group. Furthermore, injection of ivermectin showed a significant decrease in serum testosterone level, sperm count, motility %, live sperm% and index weight of reproductive organs, and a significant increase in sperm abnormalities. Moreover, IVM induced oxidative stress and pathological alterations in the testes. Meanwhile, the administration of ALA with IVM prevented testicular damage and improved all previous parameters. We concluded that ivermectin has undesirable effects on male fertility and altered expression of IGFBP-3 and HSPA1 genes in the testes, while the administration of alpha lipoic acid can ameliorate the adverse effects of ivermectin.

 
 
 
Split Personality
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2.3.1  Split Personality  replied to  epistte @2.3    one month ago

great find.  I read this in the case of the riverblind people they studied in the Congo and Ghana

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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3  Jack_TX    one month ago

We are truly living in the Idiocracy.

 
 
 
JBB
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3.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Jack_TX @3    one month ago

original

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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3.1.1  Jack_TX  replied to  JBB @3.1    one month ago

I never made it past Tide Pods.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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3.2  r.t..b...  replied to  Jack_TX @3    one month ago

“We are truly living in the Idiocracy.”

…and if one needs further evidence, an ex-president and still potential candidate will offer ‘commentary’ on an upcoming ‘boxing’ match featuring a 58 year-old ex-champion all for only $49.95 streaming live in HD…w.t.f.?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.2.1  JohnRussell  replied to  r.t..b... @3.2    one month ago

I saw that this morning. I think Trump will use the occasion to proclaim how much he "fought" for the country and how the election "fight" is still in the "middle rounds."

I was going to say I wonder how much money they had to pay him to make a fool out of himself on the 20th anniversary of 9-11 , but no sum is too small for him if he has nothing better to do. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     one month ago

No words.

 
 
 
Gordy327
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4.1  Gordy327  replied to  Kavika @4    one month ago
No words.

I have one: "Stupid!"

 
 
 
Split Personality
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4.2  Split Personality  replied to  Kavika @4    one month ago

 
 
 
Kavika
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4.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Split Personality @4.2    one month ago

LMAO, those are the words.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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5  Tessylo    one month ago

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