UPDATE: The hearing has been postponed until the Fall. 

Next week, a long-awaited hearing pitting the state of Texas against a popular doctor will kick off via Zoom.

The Texas Medical Board is threatening to revoke Dr. Mary Talley Bowden’s license after receiving complaints that she refused to follow government-mandated treatment protocols during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

In June 2023, the Texas Medical Board filed a complaint against Dr. Bowden, alleging unprofessional conduct and violations of the standard of care.

Dr. Bowden, an outspoken critic of COVID-19 policies and treatment, views the medical board’s actions against her as retaliatory and an attempt to silence her views.

Early in the pandemic, Bowden found success administering monoclonal antibodies, but when the government took over distribution, access to this treatment dried up. That’s when Bowden turned to ivermectin and found success.

Complaints against Bowden originated from Houston Methodist Hospital and Texas Health Huguley Hospital in Fort Worth.

In the Huguley case, the hospital alleges that Bowden prescribed the Ivermectin to a dying police officer without correct privileges. This claim was rejected by Bowden, who recommended the treatment to the officer’s family as an alternative as other treatments were failing.

The dying officer was in a medically induced coma when his wife secretly administered ivermectin after authorities were called on a nurse attempting to administer the treatment. The officer survived.

Bowden has been a vocal critic of the state and federal government’s overbearing approach to treating COVID-19 with an experimental vaccine that failed to prevent transmission of the virus as promised and had harmful effects on some recipients.

Additionally, Bowden points to overwhelming data that the spike proteins in the COVID-19 vaccines are causing four major domains of disease: cardiovascular, neurological, blood clots, and immunological abnormalities. 

Despite her unblemished treatment record of treating 6,000 COVID patients with zero deaths, she’s been the target of both the Texas Medical Board and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These fights have been costly to Bowden.

In a post on X, Dr. Bowden revealed the financial toll of defending herself: “I have now exceeded the $100,000 claims limit coverage in defending myself against the Texas Medical Board. And taxpayers, you might want to ask the TMB how much of your money they’ve spent going after me.”

According to the Texas Medical Board, their costs total just $17,593.20.

The disparity in expenditures is a helpful reminder that when the state is weaponized against citizens, it has unlimited resources, and the process is often the punishment.

Bowden reportedly turned down an offer to settle, stating that the Texas Medical Board offered a settlement that included an admittance of guilt, a $5,000 fine, eight hours of Continuing Medical Education, and a jurisprudence exam.

The hearing is scheduled to begin Monday, April 29.

Daniel Greer

Daniel Greer is the Director of Innovation for Texas Scorecard.