Ivermectin is for animals only ... for now
Prof Salim Abdool Karim is adamant physicians are ‘grasping at any option which promises positive results’
It would be “professional misconduct” for a health practitioner or pharmacist to prescribe animal drug ivermectin to humans to treat Covid-19.
This is according to co-chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) Prof Salim Abdool Karim, who was speaking to eNCA on Tuesday night.
The drug — which is registered in SA under the Fertilisers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act — has been touted as being effective to prevent and cure Covid-19...