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FORT WORTH, Texas — An appeals court in Texas ruled against a woman who sought to compel Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South to administer ivermectin to her husband who was admitted to the hospital for Covid-19 treatment and is in a medically induced coma. The court vacated a temporary order giving an outside doctor who agreed to administer the drug to the patient temporary hospital privileges to do so.

“Judges are not doctors,” the appeals court wrote. “We are not empowered to decide whether a particular medication should be administered, or whether a particular doctor should be granted ICU privileges.”

Read the opinion here.

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