Docs challenge Ivermectin ‘window dressing’ in bid to save their lives
While Sahpra says it will authorise the drug’s use on compassionate grounds, the doctors say this is not good enough
A group of 50 SA doctors is set on challenging the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) in court over its continued restrictive use of Ivermectin as a prophylactic and treatment for Covid-19.
Apart from treating their patients, they say they want to use it themselves for protection against the virus, but they still cannot legally access it.
While Sahpra has said it will authorise the use of the drug on compassionate grounds in terms of its existing section 21 process (authorising the use of an unregistered drug), the doctors, who belong to a group called “I can make a difference”, say this is not good enough...