Courts and Meds

Here in Illinois, a lawyer had to go to court to get his dying patient treated with Ivermectin. The court mandated treatment, and the patient recovered and went home. The patients who don’t have a lawyer weren’t so lucky.

It’s really gotten way too insane if a cheap, widely available treatment isn’t prescribed for purely political reasons and dying patients need to send lawyers to pleas with the court to let them get the medication they need.

This patient almost died because it was convenient for somebody to make the political point that COVID is untreatable. Think about it. This should be a national scandal. There should be an investigation into how many people did die because they were refused a six-dollar pill.

12 thoughts on “Courts and Meds

  1. A friend of mine, supposedly high risk due to her age (because after 65, the survival rate drops from 99.8% to about 99.5%), came down with Covid right before Thanksgiving. Fortunately, she’d had the foresight to order Ivermectin online and had it on hand. She’s recovering well.

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  2. I don’t know the backstory on this but in general I wonder why no doctor would try this (was the person able to consult someone other than the hospitalist)? Were there insurance issues involved?

    The thing is that it’s often hard to get the drug you need or would like to try. I want a cortisone injection to my ONE arthritic joint so I can be pain free for 3 months of serious walking; MD will NOT do it because it is not a permanent solution to the problem. I am saying no s***: I know full well it is not a permanent solution, but it will not cause harm (I’m not talking about going on cortisone permanently, or about undertaking activities that will actually damage the joint further).

    I’ve also sometimes had trouble getting certain drugs just because the MD in question knew they were not 100% effective, or knew they had side effects. And even then, I’m willing to try but the MD is not. Or I am willing to try but the insurance company is not, and MD says they are not willing to let me pay full price (even if I am willing).

    My point: all of this is not limited to the COVID situation, and it is differently political.

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    1. You don’t have to tell me. In my first pregnancy, I should have been given a C-section at 36 weeks but apparently it’s illegal. I was forced to carry to term, and we know how that ended.

      I’m very sorry you have arthritis. It’s a really bad illness. 😦

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      1. It’s a special kind that only attacks one joint. I can see that if it were generalized it would be a living h***. “Illegal” C section, this is very distressing. I know people do it, but most MDs and health systems refuse, won’t approve, etc.

        I’ve learned, from dealing with healthcare over my father, that personnel will often confuse illegality, lack of insurance coverage, and negative physician view. “You cannot do it” often actually means “You cannot do it on Medicaid without special approval.”

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  3. @Clarissa
    I’m in shock: are you saying that in the USA it is illegal to have a C-section at 36 weeks but perfectly legal to have an abortion up to the point of live birth? This is madness, is what it is. Or cruelty.

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    1. No, it really depends on the state. I couldn’t get an earlier C-section precisely because it’s legally perceived as an abortion, even though the goal is very specifically to save the baby’s life.

      In the second pregnancy, I did get an early C-section because I specifically sought out a clinic that has the legal right to do early C-sections but for them to admit you, you have to know in advance you will have a high-risk pregnancy.

      This is very convoluted, I know.

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  4. I give it five years or less, on the current trajectory, before we have underground medical facilities (inpatient) run out of large houses and strip-malls– perhaps posing as health spas, or niche B&Bs, to serve the market of people who are (rightly) terrified of hospitals, need inpatient medical care, and are willing to pay cash. Instead of hiring lawyers, they’ll be hiring plainclothes EMTs to smuggle grandpa out of the hospital.

    One suspects they already exist, but only for the very wealthy (domestically– I’m not talking about international medical tourism). I think they’ll be coming downmarket and we’ll see a resurgence of things like lay-midwives, and unlicensed visiting nurses as the hospitals become more and more dangerous to patients.

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  5. DRUG SMUGGLERS PROVIDE A PUBLIC SERVICE

    CHANGE MY MIND

    [politely sips coffee while you muster your worst best arguments] 🙂

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  6. My doctor says that, in his practice, from his ACTUAL EXPERIENCE (imagine, a doctor using real knowledge rather than pseudo-scientific pharma-corp-funded ‘studies’!), invermectin underperforms compared to hydroxychloroquine… That is not ‘it doesn’t help’, like big pharma-corps and the media say, just that it does not help his patients as much.

    I’ve also recently learned that many health insurers in the US set the test result thresholds for what they will pay for treatment for some male hormonal deficiencies so low that, if you qualify for the treatment, you are probably already dead or permanently organ-damaged from lack of the hormones to regulate your body’s processes. That was not the hormone I actually needed help regulating, but I had the same basic problem with the one that I did–I was tested for thyroid problems almost two decades ago, but they ruled it out as the cause of my ailments because I was “in the normal range.” My current doctor took one look at my blood work and said “let’s do some double-checking.” Then, after confirming I was low, he gave me a very cheap little thyroid medication (I have no insurance currently, so I know it is very cheap), and suddenly I am miraculously better.

    The medication the insurance companies WOULD pay for? The one for a medical condition they said I had (but didn’t)? $1,500 a month to big pharma (and that was the generic!.) Completely unnecessary treatment, that kept me like a medically-created zombie. My brain is probably permanently altered, so big pharma could line their pockets with fat cash, instead of the little $15 a month pills that would actually help. That they should have known would help (because my levels were pretty much the same every time I was tested.) I saw literally scores of doctors, Had literally hundreds of bloods tests. Went to some of the top clinics (with six month wait times!) in my state. No one doubted the un-scientifically-designated “normal range”. Even though many of my symptoms were classic ‘low thyroid’.

    I would agree with Z (above) that it isn’t political… except all of these insurance and pharma companies are so incestuously in bed with the government regulators (who are in and out of their beds too) that it really is all political. The regulations prop of the current corporations, who donate to keep people in power who will do what they want and to hire the bureaucrats that they want to enforce the rules… the corruption can’t keep going on like this forever. A system which cannot go on forever simply won’t go on forever. I think the people in power will get a ‘reset’, I just don’t think it will be what they plan on. Or really, what anyone is planning on.

    Hope for the best, plan for the worst. Though my ‘hoping for the best’ is that a lot of these guys get the firing squad during the revolutions they are trying to bring to places like New York (where they live and work. Because they can ace tests all day without actually, you know, being smart or wise.)

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