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Why is Ivermectin put asunder when this drug had been so lauded?

A National Historic Chemical Landmark Dedicated at Merck & Co., Inc., on December 2, 2016.
Credit: The American Chemical Society

Why is Ivermectin put asunder when this drug had been so lauded?

Discovery of Ivermectin

A National Historic Chemical Landmark

Dedicated at Merck & Co., Inc., on December 2, 2016. 

“The American Chemical Society designated the discovery of ivermectin as a National Historic Chemical Landmark at Merck & Co., Inc., in Rahway, New Jersey, on December 2, 2016. … Adapted for the internet from “Discovery of Ivermectin,” produced by the American Chemical Society’s National Historic Chemical Landmarks program in 2016.”

“The story is so improbable it defies belief: a soil sample from Japan stops suffering in Africa. It starts when a scientist discovers a lowly bacterium near a golf course outside Tokyo. A team of scientists in the United States finds that the bacterium produces compounds that impede the activity of nematode worms. It is developed into a drug that wards off parasites in countless pets and farm animals, averting billions of dollars in losses worldwide. Extraordinarily, the drug also prevents or treats human parasitic diseases that would otherwise cause blindness and other severe symptoms in hundreds of millions of people in many of the poorest countries on Earth.

“The tale depends on an international cast of thousands of scientists, medical practitioners and other dedicated participants. It also involves a company and research institute willing to give a drug away for free to rid the developing world of debilitating diseases.

“Yet none of this would have happened without that soil dug up in Japan—and a healthy dose of serendipity.” Read more from The American Chemical Society.


+ USA Today (March 10, 2022): Lawmakers push legislation to protect doctors who prescribe ivermectin for COVID-19. Can they do that?

+ WESH 2 TV (NBC Orlando): Florida doctor claims he’s treated 3,000 COVID-19 patients with human version of ivermectin

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