Judge won't order hospital to give ivermectin to patient

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has refused to order a hospital to administer the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin to a man who is seriously ill with COVID-19.

The judge said in a ruling issued Friday that patients do not have a right to a particular medical treatment.

She also said a health care provider's duty to treat is bound by that provider's standard of care.

The ruling came in a lawsuit filed last week against Christiana Care Health Services by Mary Ellen DeMarco.

Her husband, David, is intubated and on ventilator support at Wilmington Hospital.

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