Chicago hospitals, doctors fight growing demand for ivermectin for COVID

September 8, 2021

ABC News - Chicago

Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic drug commonly used in animals, and is approved to treat specific types of parasites in humans. It is not approved to treat COVID-19, which is a virus.

"You shouldn't take any drugs that are not indicated for the illness that you have," said Dr. Mark Rosenberg, president of the American College of Emergency Room Physicians. "You should always follow the direction of your family doctor or emergency physician, and not start treating yourself with drugs on your own."

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