Dear Department of Health,
Today my pharmacist advised me that they were unable to fulfil my script for Ivermectin issues on Sept 10 due to the TGA's New restrictions on prescribing ivermectin for COVID-19 issued the same day.
The update from Sept 10, states that the TGA is acting on the advice of the Advisory Committee for Medicines Scheduling (ACMS).
I would like to request a copy of the information that this advice from the ACMS was based on. Specifically, I would like to request a copy of the ACMS' review into ivermectin including references to any scientific papers used in this review
The update from Sept 10, also claims that the 3 - 4 fold increase in dispensing of ivermectin prescriptions in recent months is leading to national and local shortages for those who need the medicine for scabies and parasite infections.
My prescribing doctor informed me that the pharmacist compounding my prescription has recently taken delivery of a large amount of Ivermectin and has plenty in stock.
I would therefore challenge the claim that there are local shortages of this drug and would like to request the evidence that this claim is based on.