Doctor Ordered to Undergo Psych Evaluation for Prescribing Off-Label Drugs for COVID

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From the FLCCC Alliance: “By any measure of academic, clinical, or medical achievement, Dr. Meryl Nass of Maine is a physician of unassailable pedigree . . . [Her] career in patient care spans 40 years—during which time she conducted scientific research and published numerous papers in medical journals and newsletters . . . She has also been called upon numerous times to give sworn testimony on urgent medical issues to several House and Senate committees.

. . . so why was her license suspended?

Dr. Nass’ license was suspended because someone—not a patient, just someone who’d read about her—called the licensing board to complain that she was sharing COVID-19 misinformation . . . because she had the nerve to read all the COVID-19 scientific and medical studies she could throughout the last two years to try to identify therapeutics and/or protocols that could help her patients overcome COVID-19 without having to be hospitalized—and without dying . . . [and] told her patients and her audiences on social media what she learned from reading the scientific literature.

. . . But the board’s attack on Dr. Nass’ First Amendment rights were not enough. They heaped on even more: The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine ordered her to undergo a neuropsychological evaluation.

‘This is outrageous,’ said Dr. Paul Marik, Chairman of the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC). ‘What the board has essentially said in this obscene order is that anyone who prescribes ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine must be psychiatrically disturbed and have delusional ideations. They have used a brilliant doctor, Meryl Nass, to trot her out as an example to other doctors and prescribers. “You’d better do what we tell you to do, or you’ll get what she got.” This has become nothing less than a police state. Her only “crime” was prescribing medications that have been scientifically proven to save lives.’”

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t mean to advocate for censorship, or self-censorship, but I really advise Mad In America to stay out of the Covid science, treatment, and vaccination debates. We are all aware that we are labeled “anti-science” frequently enough already, there’s no need for us to get tarred with the “Covid skeptic” brush on top of that.

    • We have stayed out of the Covid treatment and vaccination debates — it’s not in our bailiwick. The point of this Around the Web is that here you have a doctor, going against an accepted practice and a) losing her license and b) having to undergo a psych evaluation. If you accept that as okay, then you can see that someone who refused to prescribe antipsychotics to a patient, given the accepted wisdom could lose their license and have to undergo a psych evaluation. That’s the connection to psychiatry in this instance, and that’s why it’s abusive..

  2. a licensed doctor who has her own understanding of the current medical literature is told to undergo a psych evaluation because she applies her understanding to prescribe some (legal) prescription medications “off label,” which is a legal practice in the US. what does this mean, really? well, let’s ask Captain Obvious…

    the issue at hand is controlling behavior. her behavior is -not- criminal, and it seems no one has even pursued a lawsuit or anything. This (apparently, brilliant) doctor’s behavior is unwanted and/or unacceptable to those with more power than her, to those with authority over her…

    bring in the shrinks. going back to Szasz (who else is there to turn to, in cases such as this?), one is reminded: psychiatry is an -antidemocratic- form of social control. “Medicalization of deviance,” etc.

    ugh. and so it goes… 🙁

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