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Florida woman dies after husband sues hospital to get ivermectin

The drug is approved to treat parasitic worms, not coronavirus.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — A 47-year-old Florida teacher hospitalized with COVID-19 has died after her husband sued in an unsuccessful effort to get her treated with ivermectin.

Tamara Drock's husband told the Palm Beach Post that she died on Friday, 12 weeks after being admitted to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Ryan Drock sued trying to require doctors to administer ivermectin, a drug approved to treat conditions caused by parasitic worms.

The FDA has not approved the drug as a COVID treatment. A judge said it would be dangerous to allow judges to overturn doctors' decisions. 

The Post says the hospital system did not immediately respond to its requests for comment.

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