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Pfizer Covid-19 Pill Authorized For Home Treatment

What Happened:

  • On Wednesday, US regulators authorized the use of Pfizer's Covid-19 treatment pill for adults and children ages 12 and older. This is the first such pill to receive government authorization.

  • The pill is meant to be self-administered by patients at their homes and can help stave off the worst effects of the virus.

  • The approval comes as the United States faces another surge of new cases brought on by the omicron variant.

  • The drug, Paxlovid, is said to help reduce Covid-19 symptoms and speed recovery from early infections. The pill has proven to be very effective thus far, reducing hospitalizations by nearly 90%

  • Merck has a similar pill which is expected to receive authorization soon, however, Pfizer's pill is the preferred option because of the mild side effects and high efficacy rate.

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