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U.S. to widen COVID antiviral pill distribution

The administration expects to increase its direct distribution to over 30,000 locations soon and reach 40,000 sites over the coming weeks.

WHO recommends Merck’s COVID pill for high-risk patients

A World Health Organization (WHO) panel on Wednesday backed the use of molnupiravir- Merck & Co's COVID-19 antiviral pill- for high-risk patients. The expert panel...

China approves use of Pfizer’s COVID drug Paxlovid

China's medical products regulator said on Saturday it has given conditional approval for Pfizer's COVID-19 drug Paxlovid, making it the first oral pill specifically...

Shionogi COVID pill about to get approval in Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday the government would consider granting conditional early approval for the oral COVID-19 treatment being developed by...

UK to begin testing Merck’s COVID pill for hospitalised patients

UK scientists will begin testing Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics' antiviral pill molnupiravir as a possible treatment for patients hospitalised with COVID-19, amid the worldwide...

Cheap version of Merck COVID pill to be made for poorer nations

A UN-backed agency has struck a deal for nearly 30 generic drugmakers to make low-cost versions of Merck's COVID-19 pill molnupiravir for poorer nations,...

US regulator authorizes Merck’s Covid pill

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday authorized Merck's Covid pill for high risk adults, a day after giving the green light...

Pfizer says Covid pill drastically reduces severe disease

Pfizer said Tuesday that clinical trials confirmed its Covid pill, a new type of antiviral treatment that should withstand the mutations seen with Omicron,...

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