CNN commentator Dr. Sanjay Gupta had to admit his network got it wrong when backed into a corner Wednesday by podcast host Joe Rogan on the subject of ivermectin.
The drug, initially developed to treat intestinal parasites in large animals, also has a long-standing human use, as noted by the Food and Drug Administration.
“For humans, ivermectin tablets are approved at very specific doses to treat some parasitic worms, and there are topical (on the skin) formulations for head lice and skin conditions like rosacea,” according to the FDA website.
The FDA has not approved ivermectin, in any form, for use to treat COVID-19, although there have been reports that it has been successfully used by those who have tested positive. There have been other