A lawsuit has been brought on by three doctors against the FDA. Unfortunately, the lawsuit has been dismissed by the court, but an appeal has been filed by the plaintiffs. The lawsuit suggests that the FDA’s advisory and messaging against the use of Ivermectin interfered with treatment options and their patient’s health.
During a hearing last year, attorneys defending the government argued that the agency’s messaging was just a recommendation. Saying quote… “they did not say it’s prohibited or it’s unlawful. They also did not say that doctors may not prescribe Ivermectin.”
But the government’s arguments differ greatly from the reality many doctors faced for prescribing Ivermectin. Some lost their jobs, others were investigated by state medical boards, and many received threats from the New York attorney general because they were prescribing across state lines.
Many doctors and clinical directors were also threatened with fines of up to 5000 Dollars per violation.