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Physicians Sue FDA Over "Crusade" Against Ivermectin

• https://thenewamerican.com by Raven Clabough

The lawsuit contends the FDA "unlawfully interfered" with the doctors' ability to practice medicine by directing the public, health professionals, and patients not to use ivermectin.

The Epoch Times reports that Drs. Robert L. Apter, Mary Talley Bowden, and Paul E. Marik filed the lawsuit with the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division. In addition to the FDA, the suit names the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, and Acting FDA Commissioner Robert Califf. The physicians are represented by Boyden, Gray & Associates, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm.

According to the lawsuit, the FDA acted outside of its authority, which is limited to approving drugs and drug labeling.

"The FDA generally cannot ban particular use of human drugs once they are otherwise approved and admitted to the market, even if such use differs from the labeling — commonly referred to as "off-label" use," the lawsuit reads. "The FDA also cannot advise whether a patient should take an approved drug for a particular purpose. Those decisions fall within the scope of the doctor-patient relationship. Attempts by the FDA to influence or intervene in the doctor-patient relationship amount to interference with the practice of medicine, the regulation of which is — and always has been — reserved to states."


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