Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry Letter to Pharmacy Board: Do Not Block Ivermectin or HCQ

TrialSite recently reported on the efforts of Nebraska AG Douglas Peterson to ensure that physicians are allowed to, in their professional discretion, use ivermectin and HCQ off-label for COVID-19 treatment. Twenty-four state AG’s have threatened to sue over federal vaccine mandates. In the meantime, another state AG also stepped into the COVID-19 regulation space. On September 7, Jeff Landry of Louisiana wrote his state’s pharmacy board to advise that they not interfere with COVID-19 prescriptions. We cannot locate the letter on Landry’s government website, but a copy is posted on Twitter.

On September 27, The Blaze offered us some more details about Landry’s goals. "Never have pharmacists been allowed to practice medicine and get between a doctor and his patient," Landry told The Blaze. "Most certainly not in the middle of a pandemic." Predating Peterson’s actions, Landry was the first AG to publicly notify pharmacists not to block COVID medications such as ivermectin. The Louisiana AG’s letter was in response to an August memorandum from that state’s Board of Pharmacy entitled, “Do not Use Ivermectin to Treat of Prevent COVID-19.” The September 7 letter reminds the pharmacis...

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