You have no authority here, Jackie Weaver
- Apr 3, 2020
Tricky.Ok aside the misleading use of "Horse Drug", what the hell? Judges can force hospitals/doctors to give certain treatments?!
The drug has been prescribed by a physician, and agreed with the patient (or whoever has legal power for the patient if they are unable to consent). It can therefore be argued that as the patient has autonomy and a licenced medical practitioner has prescribed the drug, that should be honoured.
I think the key to this is the grounds to refuse the drug. If the hospital is refusing because they don't think it works, their case would be very weak - people can agree to take useless drugs, after all, even if it is not best practice. However, had the hospital made a good case that the drug would have a sufficiently high potential for harm, I suspect they'd have won.