A judge in the U.S. State of Ohio does not want to force a local hospital to administer the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin, which is mainly used for horses and cows, to a coronary patient.
According to Judge Michael Oster Jr., There is a lack of “convincing evidence” that the drug, used in small doses for the treatment of lice in humans and in large doses for cows and horses, would improve the patient’s condition.
The ruling came after Julie Smith asked the court on 20 August to force the hospital where her husband Jeffrey Smith (51) is admitted to treat him with ivermectin. Smith was infected with Covid-19 in early July and has been in intensive care for weeks. The hospital refused to administer the medication because the Food and Drug Administration did not approve the drug for the treatment of Covid-19.
,,This court does not determine whether ivermectin will ever be effective and useful as a treatment for Covid-19,” the judge said. ,, After considering all the evidence presented in this case, there can be no doubt that the medical and scientific institutes do not support the use of ivermectin as a treatment for Covid-19.”
Health experts in the United States are concerned about people taking ivermectin because they see it as a panacea for the coronavirus. An Oklahoma doctor says hospitals have their hands full with patients who have taken an overdose of the drug.