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How my ivermectin research led to Twitter death threats

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The story of online threats and abuse is very dark. A principios de 2021, my research team was analysing a new drug called ivermectin. In the first clinical trials, this drug seemed to prevent new infections and improve surv...

Fraudulent ivermectin studies open up new battleground between science and misinformation

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Dr Carlos Chaccour ran into difficulty when he and his colleagues began recruiting patients in Peru for their study to determine the effect of a daily dose of the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin on people infected with...

Desperation, desinformación: how the ivermectin craze spread across the world

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As Covid-19 cases in Peru rose rapidly during the early months of the pandemic, public interest in the drug ivermectin surged. Misleading information suggesting the drug, used to treat parasites in humans and livestoc...

Ivermectin frenzy: the advocates, anti-vaxxers and telehealth companies driving demand

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At the top of a Florida-based telehealth website that promises “quality meds with fast shipping”, above a menu of skin care products, erectile dysfunction medications and hair loss treatments, sits a bright orange ban...

Ivermectin: Australian regulator bans drug as Covid treatment after sharp rise in prescriptions

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Australia’s drug regulator has banned medical practitioners from prescribing the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin for “off-label” uses, such as for treating Covid-19. The move comes after prescriptions for the drug incr...

Melbourne clinic offers ivermectin despite it not being approved as a Covid treatment

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A medical clinic in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs has been offering patients off-label prescriptions for the anti-parasite drug ivermectin to treat Covid-19, despite a lack of evidence for its use in treating the virus....