Before we tell you what happened to Dr. Meryl Nass, there are few things you should know about her.
By any measure of academic, clinical, or medical achievement, Dr. Meryl Nass of Maine is a physician of unassailable pedigree. A 1980 graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical School with a degree in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dr. Nass’ career in patient care spans 40 years—during which time she conducted scientific research and published numerous papers in medical journals and newsletters. She has also been a reviewer for many medical publications including the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
She has also been called upon numerous times to give sworn testimony on urgent medical issues to several House and Senate committees, including the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, the Office of Human Research Protection, committees of the Department of Health and Human Services, and the House Subcommittee on National Security.
Furthermore, her work as an epidemic and anthrax expert as well as her work in the field of complex disorders (including Gulf War Syndrome, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome) earned her invitations to present before the Institute of Medicine, the United States House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees and the VA’s Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ illnesses.
OK, now that you know a bit about Dr. Nass, you might be surprised to learn that her medical license was suspended last month by the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine.
Wait, what? What did she do?
No, not a single patient has been harmed by Dr. Nass.
No, no patient ever lodged a claim against her.
Nope, she hasn’t broken any laws. Not one.
Did she dispense opioids illegally? Nah, wrong again.
Time’s up. Here’s the answer: She did nothing wrong.
OK…so why was her license suspended?
Dr. Nass’ license was suspended because someone—not a patient, just someone who’d read about her—called the licensing board to complain that she was sharing COVID-19 misinformation. Yes, you heard right. It seems that Dr. Nass’ license was seized because she had the nerve to read all the COVID-19 scientific and medical studies she could throughout the last two years to try to identify therapeutics and/or protocols that could help her patients overcome COVID-19 without having to be hospitalized—and without dying.
So far so good, right?
You would think so. But the thing that must have really irked the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine is when the rat-faced ‘whistleblower’ informed them that Dr. Nass told her patients and her audiences on social media what she learned from reading the scientific literature. She told them that hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin seemed to be effective for the early treatment of COVID-19. Oh ghastly horror of horrors! Dr. Nass pointed to the mounting successes the FDA-approved drugs were having for COVID-19 patients here in the U.S. and all around the world. And though the drugs are not specifically approved for COVID-19, she prescribed them off-label—a perfectly legal practice. In fact, 20-25% of all U.S. prescriptions for FDA-approved drugs are prescribed off-label. Like when aspirin is prescribed off-label for atrial fibrillation. You know, things like that.
So where was the so-called “misinformation?” Oh yeah. There really was none at all…but we almost forgot to tell you this: “Misinformation” has now become a euphemism to describe language that goes against the ‘official’ government narrative—which is that vaccines are pretty much the only way to conquer COVID. (They aren’t.)
And get this: We’ve also gotten to the point where anyone who questions the official narrative is labeled as a terrorist. On February 7, 2022 the Department of Homeland Security issued a dire warning about the spread of misinformation, or, as it is sometimes called, disinformation. For real. Doctors who provide healing and comfort for their patients ‘off-script’ are now terrorists. (Albeit compassionate terrorists who save lives.)
But the board’s attack on Dr. Nass’ First Amendment rights were not enough. They heaped on even more: The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine ordered her to undergo a neuropsychological evaluation.
“This is outrageous,” said Dr. Paul Marik, Chairman of the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC). What the board has essentially said in this obscene order is that anyone who prescribes ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine must be psychiatrically disturbed and have delusional ideations. They have used a brilliant doctor, Meryl Nass, to trot her out as an example to other doctors and prescribers. ‘You’d better do what we tell you to do, or you’ll get what she got.’ This has become nothing less than a police state. Her only ‘crime’ was prescribing medications that have been scientifically proven to save lives. This is an absolute outrage.”
With unmitigated gall, the board offered this additional comment about the much esteemed Dr. Nass: “Dr. Nass constitutes an immediate jeopardy to the health and physical safety of the public who might receive her medical services, and that it is necessary to immediately suspend her ability to practice medicine in order to adequately respond to this risk.”
During her four decades as a physician, Dr. Nass has done nothing but provide outstanding medical care to every one of her patients. In a Substack post, Dr. Nass has meticulously detailed all that has happened to her since she received the first phone call that she was being investigated. We invite you to comment on this essay or on Dr. Nass’ essay to express your support for her and to share your thoughts on the actions of The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine. Alternatively, you can email the board’s executive director, Dennis Smith at [email protected].