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A major ivermectin study has been withdrawn, so what now for the controversial drug?

The Conversation

By Andrew McLachlan

June 21, 2021

Ivermectin, an existing drug against parasites including head lice, has had a chequered history when it comes to treating COVID-19.

The bulk of studies so far show there’s not enough evidenceivermectin is useful in treating or preventing COVID-19, either alone or with antibiotics or supplements.

Yet interest in the drug remains, on social media, in some countries, with some doctors and with one politician in particular, Liberal MP Craig Kelly, touting its benefits.

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