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Northern Ireland – Ivermectin: seizures of unproven horse drug used for Covid

Thousands of tablets of a horse deworming drug promoted as an alternative Covid-19 treatment despite being unproven have been seized coming into Northern Ireland by the Medicines Regulatory Group (MRG). The MRG is part of the Department of Health. “There is currently a clinical trial with Ivermectin ongoing in the UK and results are awaited.”  In the United States, there have been reports of people becoming unwell having taken the drug. A spokeswoman for the British Medical Association in Northern Ireland said it had not been alerted to the misuse of Ivermectin as an issue. Responsibility for approval of prescription drugs in the UK comes from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). DFL welcomes new studies on this topic. More