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South Africa – Doctors plead with Ramaphosa to review Ivermectin

A petition has been signed by close to 100 South African healthcare professionals appealing to the President to set up an urgent special council to conduct a rapid review of the antiparasitic drug.  A general practitioner from Durban, Dr Naseeba Kathrada, penned a heartfelt letter to the president. The product is used for the treatment and control of parasites in animals and is currently not registered for human use in the country.  Ivermectin has been around since 1975.  It is FDA approved and authorised for human use in many countries around the world. Four countries have now added it to their Covid Treatment protocol. Ivermectin has won the Nobel prize in medicine.  There are hundreds of studies done already and new data is emerging daily showing the promise of Ivermectin. More

India – Undigested pills block stomach

Several undigested tablets were found in a patient’s stomach. Doctors in a Kolkata hospital found these alternative medicines in the small intestine of a 56-year-old Salt Lake resident. The undigested pills that the patient had been consuming for three years had resulted in critical stomach blockage, pain and digestive issues. During an MRI of the stomach to detect what was causing the blockage doctors saw huge patches of foreign objects in his abdomen. Removing foreign particles like dentures from the gastrointestinal is a common operation. Deb Kumar Roy, consultant GI surgeon said, “But we were shocked to see thousands of undigested pills of various brands intact.” DFL is of the opinion that all alternative medicinal measures should be tested and approved before promoting them as equivalent to tested medicine and methods that prove successful. More