USA Clears Ivermectin For Human Use

2 December 1996

In the USA, the Food and Drug Administration has approved Merck & Co's Stromectil (ivermectin) for its first non-veterinary use, the chemotherapy of two parasitic infections, strongyloidiasis and onchocerciasis, in humans. Ivermectin has been used in humans in other countries since 1987, and has been used to treat more than 5.2 million people worldwide.

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