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Ohio Hospital Can't Be Forced to Use Ivermectin to Treat COVID, Judge Says, Reversing Earlier Decision

The judge wrote there "was no doubt that the medical and scientific communities do not support the use of ivermectin as a treatment for Covid-19"

A health worker shows a box containing a bottle of Ivermectin
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A judge ruled Monday that an Ohio hospital cannot be forced to give a patient ivermectin for COVID-19, reversing an earlier decision that ordered it to administer a parasite medication that has not been approved to treat the disease.

In an 11-page decision, Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Michael Oster Jr. wrote that there “was no doubt that the medical and scientific communities do not support the use of ivermectin as a treatment for Covid-19.”

Based on the current evidence, Oster wrote, the drug — which is primarily used to deworm horses but has been promoted by some doctorssome Republicans and the popular podcast host Joe Rogan to combat the coronavirus — “is not an effective treatment for Covid-19.”

Oster cited advisories from the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and medical associations that have warned against using the medication for COVID-19.

Read the full story on NBCNews.com here. 

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