New Hampshire residents may soon be able to buy ivermectin from pharmacies without first getting a prescription or approval from a doctor.
Proposed legislation titled House Bill 1022 would allow pharmacists to dispense ivermectin.
Under the law, pharmacists would be able to “dispense ivermectin under the delegated prescriptive authority of the physician or APRN (Advanced Practice Registered Nurses), specify a mechanism to document screening performed and the prescription in the patient’s medical record, and include a plan for evaluating and treating adverse events,” according to the bill.
“Any such prescription shall be regarded as being issued for a legitimate medical purpose in the usual course of professional practice.”
The pharmacist would also be required to provide people receiving ivermectin with a “standardized information sheet written in plain language” that provides health care referral information and notes the importance of follow-up care.
“Nothing on the information sheet shall discourage the recipient from using ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19,” the bill read.