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FDA panel votes to recommend approval of Merck's antiviral pill as omicron variant spreads

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

A FDA panel narrowly voted in favor of emergency use authorization for Merck's pill for treating Covid in high-risk patients. Meanwhile, as the omicron variant spreads, the World Health Organization is advising people ages 60 and older and those with comorbidities to postpone travel.
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Merck's Covid Treatment Pill Wins Blessing of F.D.A. Panel

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

The treatment, known as molnupiravir, could be authorized in the United States within days, and available within weeks, if the F.D.A. follows the committee's recommendation.
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FDA panel approves first-of-a-kind COVID-19 pill from Merck

FDA panel approves first-of-a-kind COVID-19 pill from Merck

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

A Food and Drug Administration panel voted 13-10 that the Merck COVID-19 pill's benefits outweigh its risks, including potential birth defects if used during pregnancy.
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FDA panel narrowly backs COVID-19 pill from Merck

1 month ago   |   By Orlando Sentinel

A panel of U.S. health advisers on Tuesday narrowly backed the benefits of a closely watched COVID-19 pill from Merck, setting the stage for a likely authorization of the first drug that Americans could take at home to treat the virus.
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An FDA panel supports Merck COVID drug in mixed vote

An FDA panel supports Merck COVID drug in mixed vote

1 month ago   |   By NPR

If the Food and Drug Administration authorizes use of the drug, called molnupiravir, it would be the first oral COVID-19 treatment that could be taken at home. (Image credit: Merck & Co Inc/Handout via REUTERS)
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FDA expert panel narrowly endorses Merck's Covid-19 pill

FDA expert panel narrowly endorses Merck's Covid-19 pill

1 month ago   |   By Politico

An independent advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday narrowly endorsed the first antiviral pill for Covid-19 in a 13-10 vote.
The Merck-Ridgeback Biotherapeutics pill can be taken at home and can cut hospitalization rates by about 30 percent, according to available data.
Some panel member voiced concerns over the efficacy of the treatment, and possible risks to individuals who are pregnant or nursing.
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FDA Panel Recommends Merck's Covid-19 Antiviral Pill For Emergency Use Authorization

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

Merck's pill is the first oral medication to be endorsed for authorization in the United States.
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