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Supporters tout anti-parasite drug as covid-19 treatment, but skeptics call it the ‘new hydroxychloroquine’ – The Washington Post

An NIH trial may settle debate over ivermectin; officials warn people not to take animal formulation of drug.

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LaFond said requests for the paste decreased late last year after she aired her concerns during a local television interview. But elsewhere, interest in ivermectin is running high, despite insufficient evidence that it works as a treatment for covid-19and the sometimes dangerous consequences when people take the animal version.The Food and Drug Administration said at least three people were hospitalized in February after taking the veterinary formulation. It warned that high doses can cause allergic…

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