In what turned out to be a late-night marathon, the Kansas Senate barely passed, 21 to 16, a bill known as the Off-Label Drug Bill just before 1:30 am. Undoubtedly a victory for the health freedom movement, HB 2280—now passed by the House and Senate—not only allows for the prescribing and dispensing of off-label drugs such as ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 without fear of reprisal from health board investigations, but also requires child care facilities and schools to grant religious exemptions from COVID-19 vaccination requirements without the need for an inquiry.
Led by State Senator Mark Steffen (R), an anesthesiologist who prescribes the drug to his patients, the proposed law becomes a safe harbor for like-minded physicians. Ivermectin is in use all over the state and has gone underground.
Senator Hutchinson declared, “Thousands of Kansans and hundreds of thousands of Americans have died because of this propaganda that shut down early treatment.”