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Mother Jones Highlights Merck Program To Provide Free Ivermectin After Drug’s Discoverers Win Nobel Prize

Mother Jones: This Company Gave Away a Drug That Just Won the Nobel Prize and Helped Millions
“…Since 1987, [Merck’s] Mectizan Donation Program has given out more than a billion treatments for onchoceriasis and lymphatic filariasis to people in 33 countries (in the late ’90s GlaxoSmithKline contributed another drug for lymphatic filariasis to the program). … The Nobel committee said ivermectin’s importance was ‘immeasurable’ for the health of many in the world’s poorest regions…” (Whelan, 10/5).

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