Posts Tagged Ivermectin

Clinical trials on ivermectin to start in June – DOST

Marje Pelayo   •   May 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said that preparations are underway for the anticipated clinical trials on the use of ivermectin as a...

BOC-NAIA intercepts 20,000 tablets of ivermectin, other regulated drugs

Maris Federez   •   May 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs Port of NAIA (BOC-NAIA) has intercepted undeclared ivermectin and other regulated drugs declared as food supplements and multi-vitamins and multi-mineral capsules. In a...

FDA: 6 hospitals have secured special permit for ivermectin use vs COVID-19

Robie de Guzman   •   May 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Another hospital has secured a compassionate special permit (CSP) for the use of ivermectin to treat patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Philippine Medical Association reiterates warning on ivermectin

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 5, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Medical Association (PMA) reiterated its warning against the use of anti-parasitic drug ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment. During a public briefing on Wednesday (May 5), PMA...

DA creates team for ivermectin trials vs. ASF

Marje Pelayo   •   May 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has created a research team to study the efficacy of ivermectin and other products against African swine fever (ASF). The Special Order...

DOST to start clinical trial on ivermectin by end of May

Marje Pelayo   •   May 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Following order from President Rodrigo Duterte, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will launch a clinical trial on anti-parasitic drug ivermectin to determine its effectiveness in...

Rep. Mike Defensor to continue ivermectin distribution despite backlash from critics

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Despite the backlash and warnings, Anakalusugan Partylist Representative Mike Defensor said he will continue the distribution of ivermectin to Quezon City residents and would prioritize senior citizens, persons with...

PCP reiterates to stop public distribution of ivermectin due to possible adverse side effects

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine College of Physicians called for a stoppage of the distribution of the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin to the public due to possible adverse side effects. The...

FDA, PRC conducting parallel probe on alleged lapses in ivermectin mass distribution

Robie de Guzman   •   May 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) have started looking into the mass distribution of anti-parasitic drug ivermectin following reports of invalid...

Pharmacists group calls for action on ‘irrational dispensing’ of unregistered drug ivermectin

Marje Pelayo   •   May 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Pharmacists Association (PPhA) asked the Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to act “swiftly and decisively” on what it called...

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