GOP-led House OKs bill allowing experimental treatments for COVID-19
GOP-led House OKs bill allowing experimental treatments for COVID-19

GOP-led House OKs bill allowing experimental treatments for COVID-19

Lansing The GOP majority in Michigan House voted 56-48 on Wednesday to change state legislation so that health care providers who prescribe experimental or off-label treatments for COVID-19 are protected from liability.

The bill would amend Michigan’s 2014 Right to Try Act, which allows physicians to prescribe experimental drugs to terminal patients who have at least undergone Phase 1 of a clinical trial approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The amendment proposed in Parliament’s bill would specify that in the event of a COVID-19 pandemic emergency, physicians could prescribe experimental or off-label drugs to people with COVID-19 – including drugs such as ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine.

The controversial legislation was largely passed along party lines on Wednesday, with a Democratic legislature in public revealed to be taking hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 to join the GOP majority. The bill is moved next to the Senate.

Republicans who spoke in support of the bill noted that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer while the Senate Minority Leader in 2014 voted in favor of the bill. Right to try to act.

“Shouldn’t the doctor … have the ability to make a decision for his or her patient?” said Rep. Mary Whiteford, the Republican in Casco Township who sponsored the legislation. “Isn’t it important that the doctor decides if his or her patient worsens every single day and can die without treatment? Is a doctor not specifically trained to make the important decisions?”

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