Brazilian Pharmaceutical Company Counters Merck’s Position on Ivermectin Efficacy & Safety for COVID-19

Brazilian Pharmaceutical Company Counters Merck’s Position on Ivermectin Efficacy & Safety for COVID-19

In what can be considered a direct rebuttal to another ivermectin manufacturer in the United States, a Brazilian pharmaceutical manufacturer known as Vitamedic Indústria Farmacêutica recently issued a communication declaring that a report by the Merck-MSD drug group “on the effectiveness of Ivermectin in covid-19 treatment, shows its unique views on this issue.” The Brazilian company essentially communicated that Merck’s statement highlighted “its isolated opinion on the matter.” The Brazilian pharmaceutical company opposed the Merck-MSD document, citing studies conducted in the United Kingdom, the United States, Egypt, Argentina, Slovakia, Egypt, Peru, and Mexico, among other countries, which “identified the product as a potentially preventive medicine.”  

The news, which was picked up by multiple media, shared that the Brazilian company has declared that Merck’s declaration on the topic of ivermectin “reflects its isolated opinion on the matter.” They communicated that the American pharmaceutical company doesn’t produce the drug for humans in Brazil. Moreover, Vitamedic Indústria Farmacêutica declared “contrary to what the company Merck says, there is medical and scientific e...

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