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In my opinion it is a desperate attempt to get the drug to market in a race for public opinion which is turning against them. "Early treatment" was a buzzword before Paxlovid got the green light. Egg on their faces if they don't get something out quick. Never mind it doesn't work as planned or that the studies were quick and small. If at all, should only be under the watchful eyes of clinicians.
I’m a pharmacist (retired, thank goodness), but this sounds like a bad idea to me. The black box warnings, plus I’m pretty sure my professional liability insurance didn’t cover things like this. But my biggest problem, personally, would be that I know that far safer and far more effective treatments (ivermectin is one) are available. I hope pharmacists refuse to fill it. Unfortunately, many are as captured as the rest of our medical folks.
I always hope I am a well academic educated and critical thinking person with a good knowledge and not accepting conspiracy theories but what is happening this two years is beyond my uderstanding ...madness is rulling science in the name of money and power... does it menas the new world order is really comming? … Dear dr Been, many thanks for your courage and sanity in this jungle of false ideas, you are the voice of humanity in the desert of violence. We all are creating the world for our chlderen and the next generations now, we must not gave up. God bless you, stay safe and healthy🙏❤️
These people better grow backbones and refuse to bow to these evil overlords. https://colleenhuber.substack.com/p/conscientious-objection-for-pharmacists
I wonder if this will go to the highest court - like the recent EPA ruling vs overstepping ...
I am not surprised. Primary care providers are pressed for time/staff as it is without having to screen for drug interactions or check labs to see if there is compromised renal or hepatic function that would interfere with appropriate dosing of Paxlovid. Seems pharma has found a work-around to further the reach of this drug.
Gee, I kind of want doctors to be doctors! Seems like an “accident” waiting to happen.
Pharmacists?? Of all people, they know more about drugs and chemicals than most everyone else in the medical field. The blind leaders of the blind.
FDA unlikely to have this authority, so it is overstepping. But some entity will have to sue to stop them and prove this through the courts. Hopefully the pharmacy guild itself will refuse and sue as risks and liability being shifted to them. Pharmacy should not want to be at war with traditional qualified prescribers. Further, doctors could refuse to see patients filling prescription medicine through a pharmacist prescriber.This could get really complicated.
I suspect they will be allowed. Pfizer is much too powerful.
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Dr. Been, I am one of your common citizen subscribers who greatly benefited from your lectures during the last 2.5 years. Thank you is inadequate.
Now to your question. My reaction to the phrase is very negative as a mountain of evidence increases against the treatment of doctors of conscience who faced tremendous roadblocks just to practice basic medicine when they saw real need. So as a new FDA order comes down upon humankind, we can see it’s a doubling down on the same old issue but with a new target - our pharmacists.
Will they do it? Probably. Precedents have already been set by physicians who sat upon their Hippocratic oaths to do no harm. The price to was too high to consider ethics.
While we have courageous medical professionals, there still exists a very wet blanket of fear.