Tag Archives: Ivermectin

The History of Ivermectin

The Ivermectin Story

The History of Ivermectin: Wonder Drug   In the late 1960s, Satoshi Ōmura, a microbiologist at Tokyo’s Kitasako Institute, was hunting for new antibacterial compounds and started to collect thousands of soil samples from around Japan. He cultured bacteria from the samples, screened the cultures for medicinal potential, and sent them 10,000 km away to […]

Ivermectin and Remdesivir: Alternative COVID-19 Treatments

Ivermectin and Remdesivir: COVID-19 Alternative Treatments

Ivermectin and Remdesivir: Alternative COVID-19 Treatments   Remdesivir is an antiviral medication originally developed by biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences to treat Ebola. Although the drug didn’t work well against that disease, it later showed promise fighting SARS and MERS — illnesses caused by coronaviruses — in animal studies, which is why researchers thought remdesivir might […]