That latest on Ivermectin. An anti-parasitic drug, Ivermectin has been used to treat a number of conditions, including head lice, scabies, and lymphatic filariasis, among other conditions. During the COVID-19 pandemic, false claims were made that Ivermectin could be used to treat and prevent COVID-19. This is a false claim and there is no evidence or data backing this claim, nor does the U.S. Centers for Disease Control endorse the use of Ivermectin to treat COVID-19.