Health Canada issues warning against using ivermectin de-wormer to treat COVID-19

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No clinical trials have proved ivermectin can cure or treat the coronavirus. The only paper that pushed its efficacy was later retracted due to issues with the data as well as plagiarism concerns.


(Sean Boynton/ Global News) — Health Canada is warning the public not to use the deworming drug ivermectin to treat COVID-19, particularly the version that is used for animals.

The health agency said Tuesday that it has “received concerning reports of the use of veterinary ivermectin to prevent or treat” the novel coronavirus.

“Canadians should never consume health products intended for animals because of the potential serious health dangers posed by them,” the agency said.

Health Canada doesn’t want COVID-19 patients to use the human version of the drug either, which is only authorized to treat parasitic worm infections in people. (…)

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