A group of doctors has filed a lawsuit against Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration for unlawfully blocking them from using ivermectin to treat covid-19.

The suit is filed against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

It also names HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf as defendants.

In the filing, plaintiffs Mary Talley Bowden, Paul E. Marik, and Robert L. Apter argue that by publicly ordering health professionals and patients to avoid ivermectin, the FDA both acted outside of its authority.

They say the FDA inhibited the doctors’ ability to practice medicine.

Though the FDA has approved ivermectin to treat certain infections, the department has urged the public not to use the drug to treat COVID-19.

“Attempts by the FDA to influence or intervene in the doctor-patient relationship amount to interference with the practice of medicine, the regulation of which is—and always has been—reserved to states,” the lawsuit said.

“The FDA breached this critical boundary between federal and state authority by directing the public, including health professionals and patients, not to use ivermectin to treat covid-19, even though the drug remains fully approved for human use.”

The filing emphasizes that the case is not about the efficacy of ivermectin in treating covid-19: rather, it said, “it’s about who determines the appropriate treatment for each unique patient and whether the FDA can interfere with that process.”

“Since the pandemic began, I have had one mission – help my patients,” Bowden said following the filing.

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