Wonder drug or a dangerous unknown – what’s all the fuss about ivermectin?

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The medical community is battling over whether ivermectin should be used to treat and prevent Covid-19.
The medical community is battling over whether ivermectin should be used to treat and prevent Covid-19.
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It’s been hailed by some as a miracle cure for Covid-19, so what’s the problem?

The drug ivermectin has got a lot of people hot under the collar recently and this is primarily because it’s not been approved for human use in this country.

The antiparasitic drug was initially developed in 1980s and marked for veterinary use, especially for pest control in cattle, horses, pigs and dogs.

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