Will anti-vaxxers take the new COVID antiviral pills from Merck and Pfizer?

Will anti-vaxxers take the new COVID antiviral pills from Merck and Pfizer?

It’s been nearly a year since the first vaccines for the coronavirus were administered, promising a way out of a horrid pandemic that has, at the time of publication, claimed the lives of more than 5.1 million people globally. On their own, vaccines haven’t been enough to end the pandemic—thanks primarily to hesitancy and the … Read more

EU Drug Regulator Backs Emergency Use Of Merck’s Covid Antiviral Pill

EU Drug Regulator Backs Emergency Use Of Merck’s Covid Antiviral Pill

Topline The European Medicines Agency, the European Union’s drug regulator, has signed off on emergency use of Merck’s Covid antiviral pill for adults who have tested positive as it prepares to make a decision on full approval by the end of the year, it said Friday. Medicine pill seen with Merck’s logo. NurPhoto via Getty … Read more

Antiviral Drugs and Vaccines in COVID-19 Fight

Antiviral Drugs and Vaccines in COVID-19 Fight

Share on PinterestExperts point out that COVID-19 vaccinations are a preventative measure and the best tool to prevent serious illness from COVID-19. FG Trade/Getty ImagesBoth Merck and Pfizer are awaiting authorization from federal officials for their COVID-19 antiviral medications.Experts say antiviral drugs are designed to prevent serious illness in someone who has developed COVID-19.They say … Read more

New antiviral drugs mark a big turning point in the covid-19 pandemic

New antiviral drugs mark a big turning point in the covid-19 pandemic

Nov 13th 2021THE LATEST news in the fight against covid-19 is encouraging. Two new antiviral drugs have been deemed so effective that clinical trials ended early. Data from these trials have not yet been published. However, regulators are moving swiftly to consider general use of the drugs. They will fill a large gap in the … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: WHO-led program aims to buy antiviral COVID-19 pills for $10

EXCLUSIVE: WHO-led program aims to buy antiviral COVID-19 pills for $10

ACT-A wants to raise $22.8 bln to buy vaccines, drugs, testsSees “at risk” deal for 28 mln courses of COVID pill by DecWants to enable access to new COVID drugs for 120 mln peopleProgramme to buy pills for critical patients, oxygenIt wants to procure 1 bln tests for poorer nationsBRUSSELS, Oct 19 (Reuters) – A … Read more

Merck says Covid antiviral pill halves risk of hospitalisation and death

Merck says Covid antiviral pill halves risk of hospitalisation and death

Newsletter: The Road to RecoveryExpert coverage of how business and the economy are recovering, post-pandemic. Delivered 3 times a week. Merck said it would ask US regulators to authorise the first antiviral pill to treat Covid-19 after a late-stage clinical trial showed the drug cut the risk of hospitalisation or death in half. If the … Read more

Pfizer begins study for COVID-19 antiviral drug

Pfizer begins study for COVID-19 antiviral drug

Pfizer logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration photo taken March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationSept 27 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) said on Monday it has started a mid-to-late-stage study testing its investigational oral antiviral drug, to be co-administered with HIV drug ritonavir, for the prevention of COVID-19 infection.Reporting … Read more