UFS preparing protocol for clinical trial of Ivermectin for Covid-19

The University of the Free State says it is in the process of preparing a clinical trial protocol to determine the efficacy of Ivermectin in the fight against Covid-19.

2021-01-24 05:41:00 PM

The University of the Free State says it is in the process of preparing a clinical trial protocol to determine the efficacy of Ivermectin in the fight against Covid-19.

The University of the Free State says it is in the process of preparing a clinical trial protocol to determine the efficacy of Ivermectin in the fight against Covid-19.

The clinical trial protocol will be for a randomised, controlled study according to the requirements of the legal professions, to submit it for approval to the relevant national regulatory authority.“By participating in the preparation of the clinical trial protocol, FARMOVS and the UFS remain supportive of and committed to contributing to the development of treatments and treatment strategies to battle the Covid-19 pandemic,” the university said in a statement.

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“Should the clinical trial protocol be approved by the relevant national regulatory authority, the UFS will be the first university in SA to attempt such a study.”The university statement comes as AfriForum said it had brought an urgent court application against the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) and Dr Zweli Mkhize, minister of health, to ensure that Ivermectin developed for human consumption is available to doctors who want to prescribe it to treat Covid-19.

SAHPRA has until now failed to approve applications by doctors — which were brought in terms of section 21 of the Medicines and Related Substances Act — to have Ivermectin approved for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.AfriForum is asking in the court application, set to be heard next month, that: headtopics.com

The failure of SAHPRA to approve the section 21 applications be reviewed and set aside and that the court approve the section 21 applications;A declaratory order that Ivermectin is a safe drug for the use of humans, subject to it being properly administered in a controlled manner under the management of a treating medical practitioner; and

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