NEWS

The push to approve scabies treatment in Australia

October 13, 2011

Ivermectin is an easy, effective oral treatment for scabies, yet is currently not registered or “on-label” for this purpose in Australia.

This is despite support from clinicians, scientific safety data, and approval in many other countries, including New Zealand, France, and the USA. Medicines Development has partnered with the team at One Disease at a Time and MSD Australia, manufacturers of ivermectin, to work on submitting a proposal to the Therapeutic Goods Administration.