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FDA/CDC Warn Against Use of Ivermectin to Prevent and Treat COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a health alert warning physicians and the public about the rise in prescriptions for the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin for use in the treatment or prevention of COVID-19. The CDC also cautioned about the risk of severe illness caused by ivermectin, which was seen in increased calls to poison centers. Current NIH Treatment Guidelines state that there is insufficient evidence to recommend either for or against the use of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19 outside of clinical trials.   This recommendation is ...

Public Health Update on Vaccination During Pregnancy

New studies and CDC recommendations underscore the importance of COVID-19 vaccines for people who are pregnant or trying to conceive. Please ensure everyone in your practice who interacts with patients has the latest information, so that they can encourage vaccination. Here are the key facts to know: Individuals who get COVID-19 while pregnant are at increased risk of severe illness. The vaccine offers protection. Vaccination also helps avoid pregnancy complications. People who get COVID-19 while pregnant are at increased risk of preterm birth. The vaccination is recommended for women who ...