Texas Appellate Panel Overturns District Court’s Order to Treat COVID-19 Patient with Ivermectin—Patient Dies

Although a Houston-based hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, was recently ordered by a Texas district judge to administer an ivermectin prescription to a 73-year old veteran, Pete Lopez, the hospital administration refused to do so. Instead filing an appeal at the appellate level—rapidly securing a victory. Now a family grieves as the granddaughter of the deceased shared with local press that the hospital didn’t allow the family the opportunity to see if the drug could save the patriarch’s life. The family reports that the ivermectin regimen was initially prescribed by the now-deceased patient’s physician at the VA Medical Center, but unfortunately for him and his family, he was admitted to the hospital prior to the arrival of the prescription. Tested positive for COVID-19 on July 30th, but he was admitted to the hospital intensive care unit on August 4th. By August 19, it was clear that much like in the recent Ohio hospital case covered, the hospital’s COVID-19 treatment protocol failed, and consequently, Mr. Lopez’s condition worsened. He was put on a ventilator and in a medically induced coma, meaning he was dying. A cursory glance at the news, and one would think that there...

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