Doctors may now prescribe Ivermectin for Covid-19 thanks to a settlement agreement reached with the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority.
South African doctors will be able to decide whether a patient may benefit from Ivermectin and give them a prescription to buy it.
SAPRHA has lambasted the public broadcaster for spreading fake news on Twitter about Ivermectin being registered as a drug for Covid-19.
Scientists conducted a meta-analysis of randomised control trials to ascertain the effectiveness of Ivermectin in treating Covid-19 patients.
The discovery of Ivermectin was made this week during an inspection of a cargo container that was destined to South Africa from India.
A doctor claims that Ivermectin has played a significant role in the current improved statistics surrounding COVID-19 in SA.
Dr Paul Marik said: “If people had followed our approach it would have saved tens of thousands of lives, but no one has listened, and it is a tragedy.”
Police confirmation on the alleged Ivermectin bust is still pending. Reports indicate three people have been arrested for the bust.
The use of Ivermectin has been both lauded and criticised by health sources in South Africa, painting a confusing picture about COVID-19 treatment.
There’s quite the buzz around ‘ivermectin’ at the moment. The drug, authorised to treat COVID-19 in SA this week, comes with some strict guidelines.
The news from SAHPRA comes just after Professor Salim Abdool Karim labelled the Ivermectin ‘miracle’ drug as toxic for humans.
Salim Abdool Karim has blasted those touting Ivermectin as the answer to our COVID-19 problems, saying that the supporting evidence is ‘flimsy’.
‘People in South Africa are being deprived of their freedom to use a very amazing drug,’ the Free Market Foundation’s health policy expert said.
Some studies show that Ivermectin, a cheaply manufactured medication, can cut COVID-19 fatalities by over 80% – and AfriForum want it rolled out in SA.
The Department of Health has provided an update on the controversial Ivermectin drug for the management of COVID-19.
“Respected President, I implore you at this time of need, legalise Ivermectin – trust us – the health professionals who are the most vulnerable against this disease – to dispense Ivermectin with informed consent.” – Dr. Naseeba Kathrada.
The Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 said more evidence is needed to prove the drug ivermectin’s effectiveness in treating the virus
The southafrican.com has spoken to people who confirmed the use of Ivermectin (a veterinary product) to aid in the treatment of COVID-19.