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Wisconsin Hospital Defeats Order to Compel Ivermectin Treatment

May 26, 2022, 3:32 PM

A private Wisconsin hospital has no obligation to administer Ivermectin to a Covid-19 patient where the treatment, in the hospital’s professional medical judgment, falls below the standard of care, a state appeals court said.

Aurora Health Care Inc. can’t be compelled to credential a medical provider to administer the treatment, a split Wisconsin Court of Appeals also said.

The case is part of a litigation trend in which patients or their representatives have sued to compel medical professionals to treat Covid-19 cases with a drug that’s been approved for limited use in humans, but is primarily used to treat large ...