GOP Rep. Andy Harris, of Maryland —who is a practicing anesthesiologist— has been hit with a complaint with a medical board for prescribing ivermectin to COVID-19 patients the congressman said Tuesday.
“An action is currently being attempted against my medical license for prescribing ivermectin, which I find fascinating, because as an anesthesiologist, I know I use a lot of drugs off-label that are much more dangerous,” Harris about the complaint during a House Freedom Caucus meeting about vaccine mandates on Monday, The Baltimore Sun reported.
The complaint is in “the investigation stage with the board of medical examiners,” Harris told the Washington Examiner after the meeting.
He also said at the meeting that he expects vaccines to become ineffective in the future, citing the evolution of the novel virus, according to the Sun.
The complaint was filed after Harris said during a radio program with his wife that he prescribed ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment to patients, according to The Washington Post.
“I wrote a prescription for ivermectin, I guess it’s now three weeks ago, four weeks ago, and, yeah, couldn’t find a pharmacy to fill it,” Harris said on the “Casey & Company” show. “It’s gotten bad. … The pharmacists are just refusing to fill it.”
Neither the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nor the Food and Drug Administration has recommended ivermectin, a drug used to kill parasites in animals and humans, as a COVID-19 treatment.