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Maryland Republican says grievance filed in opposition to him for prescribing ivermectin to COVID-19 affected person

Rep. Andy HarrisAndrew (Andy) Peter HarrisGOP sees benefit as redistricting hits half-way level GOP lawmaker says he is prescribed ivermectin as COVID-19 remedy The Hill’s Morning Report – Offered by Uber – Democrats optimistic after Biden conferences MORE (R-Md.) mentioned a grievance was filed in opposition to him with a medical board for prescribing ivermectin to COVID-19 sufferers. 

Harris alluded to the grievance through the Home Freedom Caucus assembly about vaccine mandates on Monday, The Baltimore Solar reported.

“An motion is at the moment being tried in opposition to my medical license for prescribing ivermectin, which I discover fascinating, as a result of as an anesthesiologist, I do know I take advantage of a variety of medicine off-label which are far more harmful,” Harris mentioned on the assembly. 

Harris additionally mentioned on the assembly that he expects vaccines to turn into ineffective sooner or later, citing the evolution of the novel virus, in line with the Solar. 

Harris advised the Washington Examiner after the assembly that the grievance is in “the investigation stage with the board of health workers.” 

The Washington Submit reported final month that in a radio program together with his spouse, Harris, who’s a practising anesthesiologist, mentioned he prescribed ivermectin as a COVID-19 remedy to sufferers. 

Neither the Meals and Drug Administration nor the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention has beneficial ivermectin, a drug used to kill parasites in animals and people, as a COVID-19 remedy. 

“I wrote a prescription for ivermectin, I assume it’s now three weeks in the past, 4 weeks in the past, and, yeah, couldn’t discover a pharmacy to fill it,” Harris mentioned on the “Casey & Firm” present. “It’s gotten unhealthy. … The pharmacists are simply refusing to fill it.”

In accordance with its web site, the Maryland Board of Physicians mentioned it is going to settle for nameless complaints if there’s “adequate data” that warrants the board to research the matter. 

Maryland Division of Well being spokesman Andy Owen advised the Solar that complaints obtained by the board stay confidential. 

No disciplinary actions had been reported in opposition to Harris, the Solar famous. 

The Hill has reached out to Harris’s workplace for remark.

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