Texas medical board takes warning shot at Dr. Stella Immanuel, others touting COVID ‘cure’
by Todd Ackerman/Houston Chronicle
In an apparent warning shot at Dr. Stella Immanuel, the Texas agency that regulates the practice of medicine has advised physicians it can take action against those who promise a cure for COVID-19.
The Texas Medical Board issued a statement about such claims Friday, just a few days after Immanuel, a Houston pastor-doctor, very publicly touted hydroxychloroquine as a cure for the disease. Numerous studies have found the drug does not show any benefit against COVID-19 and the Food and Drug Administration has cautioned about its use because of reports linking it with heart problems and other injuries and disorders.