Ivermectin is for animals only ... for now at least: Abdool Karrim

Ministerial Advisory Committee co-chair is adamant physicians are ‘grasping at any option which promises positive results’

12 January 2021 - 20:41 By 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...

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