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Merck Asks FDA For Authorization Of Covid Pill: Statement



Merck asks FDA for authorization of Covid pill: statement

US pharmaceutical giant Merck said Monday that it has applied for emergency use authorization of its oral anti-Covid drug in the United States, a major step towards finding a simple pill to treat the disease

Washington, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 11th Oct, 2021 ) :US pharmaceutical giant Merck said Monday that it has applied for emergency use authorization of its oral anti-Covid drug in the United States, a major step towards finding a simple pill to treat the disease.

Merck has submitted the application for molnupiravir, “an investigational oral antiviral medicine, for the treatment of mild-to-moderate Covid-19 in adults who are at risk for progressing to severe Covid-19 and/or hospitalization,” the company said in a statement.

It said it was working “with regulatory agencies worldwide to submit applications for emergency use or marketing authorization in the coming months.”



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