Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ)

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    Zimbabwe approves use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

    The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) has approved the use of the single-dose Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine in the country. MCAZ is responsible for protecting public and animal health by ensuring that accessible medicines and allied substances and medical devices are safe, effective and of good quality through enforcement of adherence to standards by manufacturers and distributors. It…

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    Use of ivermectin limited to research purposes only, says MCAZ

    GOVERNMENT will allow a drug usually dispensed to treat parasite infections in humans and livestock to be used in the treatment of Covid-19 patients only for research, the health regulator Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) clarified Monday. This comes after weekend media reports suggested it had given blanket approval for the widespread use of the drug with antiviral properties,…

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    Govt approves use of ivermectin to treat Covid-19

    GOVERNMENT is officially allowing the use of ivermectin to treat Covid-19, as the third wave of infections sets in. Preliminary research findings in the UK from a small pilot study on the drug, used to treat parasite infections, show that giving it early to Covid-19 patients could reduce viral load levels. Through a government notice, the Medicines Control Authority of…

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