Ivermectin tablets pictured in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Bloomberg
Ivermectin tablets pictured in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Bloomberg

Coronavirus: Australia warns against ivermectin use as imports of drug increase tenfold

  • Some residents are using encrypted messaging services and other online platforms to find black-market stores and doctors who will prescribe the antiparasitic
  • The trend, which has also been reported in countries including Indonesia and India, comes even as the WHO has said efficacy of the drug is ‘inconclusive’

Ivermectin tablets pictured in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Bloomberg
Ivermectin tablets pictured in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Bloomberg
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