Trouble in Paradise Surrounding the use of Ivermectin

Note that views expressed in this opinion article are the writer’s personal views and not necessarily those of TrialSite.By Sonia Elijah

An integrative healthcare physician is at the center of a storm brewing on the island nation of St Lucia. Dr. Gilbertha St Rose, an advocate for the use of ivermectin has been summoned to go before the island’s Medical and Dental Council to face charges of “medical misconduct.”  At stake here is yet another example of a physician simply trying to practice medicine, prescribing what has been considered a safe FDA-approved drug off-label at early onset mild-to-moderate COVID-19.  However, the medical establishment for this Caribbean Island nation has pushed back and now threatens to take away the doctor’s ability to practice medicine, care for patients and even earn an income.

The Timeline

The original hearing set for October 13th was rescheduled to October 27th, according to a letter from the council sent to Dr St. Rose, dated October 8th. This was after an affidavit was sent by her and her attorney seeking more specific details regarding her “professional acts of medical misconduct” and for the October 13 hearing to be postpone...

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