RACGP presidential candidate defends pro-ivermectin campaign

Dr Julian Fidge has asked the TGA to overturn its ban on GPs prescribing the antiparasitic drug to prevent and treat COVID-19
Dr Julian Fidge
Dr Julian Fidge.

RACGP presidential candidate Dr Julian Fidge has defended his campaign for GPs to be allowed to prescribe ivermectin for COVID-19, saying doctors who believe it does not work are too “lazy” to check the evidence. 

The Victorian GP, one of seven candidates vying for the college’s top job, has lodged a 33-page TGA application to remove the ongoing ban on GPs prescribing ivermectin off label.