FDA To Approve Covid Treatment Pills Soon

FDA To Approve Covid Treatment Pills Soon

It’s been just revealed that the FDA will be approving covid treatment pills soon. According to the latest reports from The Guardian, the US Federal regulators will approve the treatment sometime in the course of this week.

It’s been also revealed that according to sources quoted by Bloomberg News, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will give the go-ahead for Pfizer and Merck to launch groundbreaking oral treatments.

It seems that this could probably happen as soon as Wednesday.

The approval of Paxlovid (Pfizer) and molnupiravir (Merck) pills

Amid a surge in cases caused by the Omicron virus variant, the approval of the Paxlovid (Pfizer) and molnupiravir (Merck) pills would come at a time “when we absolutely need it”, said Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, writing in the Guardian on Tuesday.

He continued and said the following: 

“It’s a sign of light in a very long tunnel. But its extraordinary promise will not get realized unless we pull out all the stops to quickly get it made and distributed at mass scale.”

According to the official notes, the US government has ordered 10m courses of the Pfizer pill and about 3m from Merck, Bloomberg said.


On the other hand, it’s important to note the fact that the medicines are not expected to immediately be widely available.

“We must find a way to rapidly scale pill pack production for wide accessibility and use throughout the world, whether that involves enacting the Defense Production Act in the United States or other bold measures.”

This is what Topol wrote in The Guardian.

He continued and said the following:

“If we had an unlimited supply of these pills, it could have an extraordinary impact on preventing illness, preserving our healthcare workforce, staving off spread, eliminating the need for lockdowns and school closings.”

Make sure to check out more available covid-related news. 

Rada Mateescu

Passionate about subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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