Dr. Mary Talley Bowden told the Epoch Times of this medical fascism, adding: "I see it every single day. Enough is enough." She recounted the ordeal of one of her patients, who had been refused the life-saving medication. The elderly patient's health has deteriorated in the time it took to find a pharmacy that honored the ivermectin prescription.
"It's hard to believe, but pharmacists are still blocking these potentially life-saving drug. The pharmacist didn't talk to the patient, and won't know if the patient lives or dies – yet had control of [their] care," said Bowden.
"This needs to come to an end. In telling my patients what medicines they can and cannot have access to, we effectively have a large group of pharmacists practicing medicine without a license. They have no accountability for this yet they are allowed to dictate patient care."
According to Bowden, individual pharmacists aren't the ones to blame in most cases as they often carry out orders from corporate leadership. However, she said there are examples of pharmacists preventing her patients from getting their medication due to their own "personal agenda."
"Prior to COVID, I never had a pharmacist refuse a prescription. This is a new phenomenon and it needs to come to an end. This is going beyond their role and it’s a dangerous trend," she said. "It's an outrage. I would have thought we were beyond this but it continues to happen."
Bowden also warned that this could lead down a slippery slope that diminishes patients' rights if pharmacists are left unchecked.
While ivermectin has been around for decades, it became the center of controversy in 2020 after medical opinion split over its effectiveness against COVID-19. Many pharmacists refused to fill prescriptions for the medication. Meanwhile, the FDA smeared ivermectin as a "horse dewormer" and advised Americans against taking it to address SARS-CoV-2 infection.
But on Aug. 8, a government lawyer representing the FDA confirmed that doctors were free to prescribe the drug against COVID-19. Ashley Cheung Honold of the Department of Justice told the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals: "[The] FDA explicitly recognizes that doctors do have the authority to prescribe ivermectin to treat COVID-19." (Related: FDA now admits doctors can prescribe IVERMECTIN to treat COVID-19.)
Her testimony came during the course of oral arguments before the court, following a lawsuit filed by Bowden and two other plaintiffs against the federal government. They accused the FDA of interfering with their ability to prescribe ivermectin to COVID-19 patients. According to Bowden, she hoped that the FDA's acknowledgment during the Aug. 8 court hearing would have put an end to the objections at the pharmacist counter.
Later, the regulator issued a clarification on Aug. 17 regarding the use of the drug. While it had approved ivermectin for certain uses in humans and animals, it had not issued any statement affirming the safety or effectiveness of the drug for treating COVID-19.
The FDA nevertheless affirmed that individual doctors have the final say on whether or not to prescribe it for SARS-CoV-2 infection. "Health care professionals generally may choose to prescribe an approved human drug for an unapproved use when they judge that the unapproved use is medically appropriate for an individual patient," the agency said.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) also believes the widespread denial of ivermectin could have hugely contributed to untold numbers of COVID-19 deaths.
"The doctors I've been dealing with and talking to for years now, they believe that probably hundreds of thousands of Americans lost their lives because they were denied early treatment. They were denied because the FDA sabotaged, for example, ivermectin," Johnson told Fox News.
"We are going down a very dangerous path, but it's a path that is being laid out and planned by an elite group of people who want to take total control over our lives. That's what they're doing bit by bit."
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