SA’s medicines regulator certainly took its time to scrap a controversial programme that permitted doctors and hospitals to import from countries that had approved the antiparasitic drug ivermectin for use in patients with Covid-19.  

But the decision by the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) earlier this week is most welcome. Sahpra also advised doctors to stop prescribing it to patients.  ..

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