Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Treating Patients With Ivermectin and Where It Leads

 1/17/22 Daily Mail:

A medical board in Maine has suspended the license of an MIT-educated doctor and ordered a psychiatric evaluation after she was accused of treating some of her patients with Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine and spreading misinformation about COVID-19.

Maine’s Board of Licensure in Medicine voted last week to conduct a deeper investigation into Dr Meryl Nass, from Ellsworth. The board also voted to suspend her license for 30 days and have her undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

The board stated in its January 12 order that allowing Nass to continue practicing medicine 'constitutes an immediate jeopardy to the health and physical safety of the public who might receive her medical services.' 

Here is the suspension.

Here is the order for evaluation.

She is an antivaxxer and has admitted obtaining hydroxychloroquine deceptively (because its prescription is now tightly dispensed) so this is certainly contributing to her problems, but it all smells badly.


  1. If Ivermectin is ONLY a horse dewormer, just WHAT IS IT DOING IN THE PHYSICIAN'S DESK REFERENCE? A physician is not a veterinarian, let alone a large animal veterinarian.
    I have a copy of the Physician's Desk Reference from the early eighties, but it does me no good, since it is in my garage, within the sound of my voice.

  2. I wonder what implications the 1st Amendment has to this matter. I haven't researched this point but I don't believe that any government Agency or Board can compel any individual to speak even under the threat of losing one's livelihood. This would seem especially true where the directive is to engage in speech with someone who is not a member of the Board.

    If nevertheless forced into the interview with the psychologist she could simply state, at the outset, her uneasiness in speaking, her fear that the psychologist is not there to help her but rather to find fault with her, that she doesn't want to be there, etc.

    That might shut down the interview from the outset.

    1. I believe that you are correct. This is a private organization, however, not a government agency.