Prophylaxis with ivermectin and the next steps

Interview and article by Christine Clark. Ivermectin should be used for prophylaxis and treatment of covid-19 throughout India, according to Dr Suryakant (Head of the Department of Respiratory Medicine at King George Medical University in Lucknow, India). [embedded content] Prophylaxis When covid-19 is diagnosed and home isolation required, prophylaxis is provided for all the household contacts, explains Dr Suryakant.  The […]

Protocol violations in Colombian ivermectin study compromise results

Interview and article by Christine Clark Dr David Scheim explains how multiple protocol violations and widespread use of over-the-counter ivermectin could have compromised the results of a recent controlled trial of ivermectin for covid-19 in Colombia. [embedded content] The results of a recent randomised, placebo-controlled trial of ivermectin for covid-19 appeared to show that ivermectin was no better than placebo […]