The New Hampshire House of Representatives has voted to make ivermectin readily available, without prior prescription, at pharmacies throughout the state. New Hampshire’s House Bill 1022 is an act “permitting pharmacists to dispense the drug ivermectin by means of a standing order.” This welcome bill accomplishes two ends. First, it gives individuals over-the-counter access to an essential medicine for the therapeutic treatment of COVID-19. Second, it protects physicians by preventing the New Hampshire Medical Licensing Board from penalizing doctors who prescribe ivermectin.
Dr. Stephen Pelech provides an end of year review of the science that supports or refutes the public health policies imposed during the COVID-19 crisis.