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Doctor fined for administering ivermectin to coronavirus patient

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The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare inspector imposed a fine 16 family doctors For prescribing coronavirus patients with drugs that are not registered to treat Covid 19.

The top fine of €13,000 was handed down to a doctor who wrote 150 prescriptions for antiparasitic drugs. Ivermectin Inspectors said Monday about the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.

Hydroxychloroquine was administered to very sick patients at the start of the pandemic, but its use Stop In June 2020, it was shown that there was no difference in patients. Nevertheless, some doctors continued to prescribe the drug.

Ivermectin is seen by anti-vaccine advocates as a treatment for coronavirus and was touted as a cure by far-right MP Thierry Baudet.

Doctors in the Netherlands are not allowed to prescribe ‘off-label’ medicines for use in ailments not listed in the product information leaflet unless a specific protocol has been agreed. , neither ivermectin nor hydroxychloroquine are covered by the protocol for use in the treatment of coronavirus.

Between July and September last year, Dutch customs authorities seized 665 parcels containing ivermectin as part of the World Customs Organization’s international campaign to stop illegal drugs linked to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The drugs seized by customs mainly came from India, Hong Kong and Singapore. In total, the package contained 55,000 doses of the drug, either as pills or liquids, all personalized.

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