HARRISBURG – The PA House Health Committee held a hearing on COVID-19 treatment options. The committee discussed House Bill 1741, sponsored by York County Rep. Dawn Keefer. The legislation would allow prescribers to prescribe and require a pharmacist to dispense a therapeutic drug approved by the FDA so long as it is in accordance with a prescription drug order and with the patient’s consent. In addition, it would allow for alternative drugs such as hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin to be used at home or early-stage outpatient or hospital inpatient for individuals who wish to treat coronavirus infections.

REP. DAWN KEEFER