New Hampshire House Approves Legislation To Allow The Use of Ivermectin

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In Brief

  • The Facts:
    • The New Hampshire House passed a bill last Wednesday allowing the state’s pharmacists to dispense ivermectin over the counter, without a prescription.

    • HB 1022 also prevents New Hampshire medical licensing boards from disciplining doctors for prescribing the drug.

  • Reflect On:
    • Has the mainstream had appropriate discussions around Ivermectin? Has this been explored properly?

    • Why is Ivermectin approved and being used as a COVID treatment in multiple countries if there is no evidence for its efficacy?

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Last wednesday the New Hampshire House passed a bill that prevents New Hampshire medical licensing boards from disciplining doctors for prescribing the drug ivermectin for COVID. The bill, which passed by a 183-159 vote, would also allow the state’s pharmacists to distribute ivermectin over the counter without a prescription.

The bill will now move to the senate. Dr. Meryl Nass, a Maine physician praised New Hampshire lawmakers for passing the bill. She told The Defender,

“Yesterday, legislators in the New Hampshire House did something amazing for COVID patients…In order to save their lives using a safe and effective drug, New Hampshire residents will be able to buy human ivermectin from drug stores without a prescription.”

Ivermectin has caused a lot of controversy throughout the pandemic. Early on, doctors and scientists who were presenting information in favour of its efficacy were heavily censored, and in some cases ridiculed. Multiple states and regions around the globe banned the use of ivermectin, even after physicians were claiming to have tremendous success with regards to treating COVID patients with it.

Here in Canada, Dr. Kanji Nakatsu, a Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queens University started a petition in October 2021, it stated the following:

“We, the undersigned, physicians, scientists, and other concerned residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to urgently examine the evidence in favour of ivermectin and consider making ivermectin available immediately to Canadians as a schedule II medication, obtained directly from a pharmacist.“

The truth is, approximately 4 billion doses of ivermectin have been given to people since 1987. Since 2012, numerous in-vitro and in-vivo studies began to report highly potent antiviral effects of ivermectin against a wide array of viruses. It’s widely known that Ivermectin reduces SARS-CoV-2 replication in laboratory studies, and the human version of the drug has always had a good safety profile.

Ivermectin has been readily available, sometimes without charge, in several countries including Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czechia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.

So why was this drug labelled as dangerous for those who wanted to use it during the height of COVID? What if it worked? How many lives could have been saved and how much of a burden would it have lifted from hospitals? Would emergency authorization of COVID vaccines been approved if a successful treatment was already available?

Here is a good summary of the science that’s emerged regarding ivermectin and COVID. It was put together by the Canadian COVID Care Alliance, a group of more than five hundred Canadian doctors, scientists and other academics.

In contrast, here is an information page as to why you should not use ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID.

How can so many doctors, scientists and papers published in peer-reviewed literature be completely false and not even worthy of discussion within the mainstream?

It would have been nice to see open and transparent discussions around the use of ivermectin and other therapeutics that doctors and health professionals have supposedly had success with. It’s hard to decipher truth when all the citizenry sees is one side explaining that ivermectin is completely useless, and all health professionals who attest to its efficacy are labelled as quacks.

It has been made quite clear throughout this pandemic by legacy media, government, and social media “fact checkers” that ivermectin has zero efficacy when it comes to treating COVID.

Should doctors and patients who wanted to use this drug throughout the pandemic been allowed to do so given its safety profile?

Last October, Nebraska’s Attorney General’s office ruled that physicians who prescribe ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine in the state to treat or prevent COVID in patients will not face legal action. It’s been approved for use in multiple countries, so it will be interesting to see what happens next in New Hampshire.

To access all our articles concerning Ivermectin, you can click here.

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