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Australian imports of ivermectin increase 10-fold, prompting warning from TGA

The drug, used to deworm livestock, has been touted among right-wing media as a Covid treatment, prompting the US FDA to tweet ‘You are not a cow’

A national shortage and 10-fold increase in Australians importing ivermectin in August has sparked a warning from the Therapeutic Goods Administration against the use of the medicine, which is typically used to deworm livestock, as a treatment for Covid-19.

Amid growing reports in the United States in recent weeks of people calling poison information hotlines over self-medicating with ivermectin as a treatment for Covid-19, a spokesperson for the TGA told Guardian Australia there had been a massive increase in people bringing the drug into Australia.

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