Australian imports of ivermectin increase tenfold, prompting warning from TGA

The drug, used to deworm livestock, has been touted among rightwing media as a Covid treatment, prompting the US FDA to tweet ‘You are not a cow’Follow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesHotspots:NSW;Vic;QldVaccine rollout tracker;get our free news app;get our morning email briefingA national shortage and tenfold increase in Australians importing ivermectin in August has sparked a warning from the Therapeutic Goods Administration against the use of the medicine, which is typically used to deworm livestock, as a treatment for Covid-19.Amid growing reports in the United States in recent weeks of people calling poison information hotlines over self-medicating with ivermectin as a treatment for Covid-19, a spokesperson for the TGA told Guardian Australia there had been a massive increase in people bringing the drug into Australia.Continue reading...
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Prescriptions for ivermectin have jumped to more than 88,000 per week, some pharmacists are reporting shortages and people are overdosing on forms of the drug meant for horses.
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There is scant evidence that ivermectin can treat or prevent Covid - but that hasn ’t stopped rightwing pundits and conservative politicians from promoting itYou arenot a horse. You are not a cow. You are, I ’m afraid, a homo sapiens living in a world so deranged that people would rather poison themselves with worm medicine meant for farm animals than take a vaccine meant for human beings.Related:Australian imports of ivermectin increase tenfold, prompting warning from TGAContinue reading...
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