Ivermectin is for animals only ... for now

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Ivermectin is for animals only ... for now

Prof Salim Abdool Karim is adamant physicians are ‘grasping at any option which promises positive results’

Orrin Singh and Matthew Savidies

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...

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