Houston Methodist Hospital physician Mary Bowden posted a series of tweets praising COVID-19 can be treated with Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug.
Also, she called vaccination mandates “wrong.”
Horses and livestock are typically treated with ivermectin for parasitic infections.
Various health agencies have repeatedly warned about adverse side effects caused by the drug, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.
It can also cause hallucinations and seizures, as well as overdose and death.
Unless prescribed by a doctor, humans can use ivermectin only to get rid of parasitic worms, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
A skin condition known as rosacea can sometimes be treated with ivermectin.
Ivermectin is not recommended by health agencies for people with Coronavirus infection.
CNN reported that Bowden’s attorney Steven Mitby said the doctor does not oppose vaccinations, instead, they are advocating that “people should have a choice.”
Mitby explained that Bowden has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at Houston Methodist, as this is a requirement for all doctors.
In a post on Twitter, Houston Methodist Hospital said Bowden made use of her account to “express her personal and political opinions about the COVID-19 vaccine and treatments.”
Added to the list of doctors facing discipline for violating COVID-19 guidelines backed by the states, Bowden is the latest.
Retired medical practitioner, Sue McIntosh voluntarily renounced her medical license last month after officials discovered she gave patients blank, signed waivers for COVID-19 exemptions.
Steven Arthur LaTulippe’s medical license was revoked in September after he falsely alleged that wearing face masks would lead to carbon dioxide poisoning.