Similar bills are working their way through the legislature in Oklahoma, Missouri, Indiana, Arizona, and Alaska.
By Sophie Mann
New Hampshire’s GOP-led House has passed a bill that would allow pharmacists to dispense Ivermectin under a standard order, meaning over-the-counter.
The sponsor of the bill, state Rep. Leah Cushman, who is also a nurse, told the Epoch Times that she believes “lives will be saved if human grade Ivermectin was available to COVID patients.”
“House Republicans sent a clear message today that we support expanding options for the treatment of COVID,” she said.
The final approval of the bill would also mean that some COVID patients would no longer have to rely on the process of purchasing human-grade Ivermectin from foreign countries in order to treat their symptoms.
There is also a provision in the bill that protects doctors from any potential discipline for prescribing the drug.
The bill now goes to the state Senate, which is also controlled by Republicans.
New Hampshire’s state legislature is working on a number of other COVID-related bills as well, including one that would ban the enforcement of any federal vaccine mandate. Members of the assembly also recently rejected a bill that would have added the COVID vaccine to the immunization requirements of the state’s public school students.