Merck pill acts against the Omicron variant

Merck pill acts against the Omicron variant

A total of six laboratory studies conducted internationally concluded that the merck’s pill remains “active” against Omicron variantreported this Friday the US drugmaker. The oral treatment, called molnupiravir, is taken within five days of symptom onset and, in a pre-Omicron trial of 1,400 participants, was shown to reduce COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths by 30% among … Read more

India restricts use of Merck’s COVID-19 pill over safety concerns

India restricts use of Merck’s COVID-19 pill over safety concerns

The India have not added the pill COVID-19 from Merck to its national treatment protocol for the disease due to known safety concerns that have restricted its use elsewhere, a senior health official said at a news conference on Wednesday. “We must remember that this drug has significant safety concerns,” he said. Balram Bhargava, Director … Read more

Merck’s at-home antiviral COVID-19 pill approved by US regulator

Merck’s at-home antiviral COVID-19 pill approved by US regulator

United States health regulators have authorized a second antiviral pill against COVID-19, providing another easy-to-use medication to battle the rising tide of Omicron infections. The US Food and Drug Administration authorized Merck’s molnupiravir on Thursday. The approval comes a day after the agency cleared a competing drug from Pfizer. That pill, Paxlovid, is likely to … Read more

FDA Authorizes Merck Antiviral Pill Against Covid-19

FDA Authorizes Merck Antiviral Pill Against Covid-19

Photo: Kena Betancur / Getty Images This Thursday, one day after it was given green light to similar treatment from Pfizer, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensed Merck’s antiviral pill for covid-19. Oral medication has been approved to treat mild to moderate disease in adults at risk of serious disease, as well as … Read more

France Cancels Merck COVID-19 Antiviral Drug Order

France Cancels Merck COVID-19 Antiviral Drug Order

France canceled your order for the antiviral drug COVID-19 from Merck & Co after disappointing trial data and hopes to receive the competing drug from Pfizer before the end of January, the Health Minister said on Wednesday. France is the first country to say publicly that it has canceled an order for Merck’s treatment after … Read more

FDA Advisors Recommend Merck’s Covid-19 Pill to Reduce Hospitalizations and Deaths

FDA Advisors Recommend Merck’s Covid-19 Pill to Reduce Hospitalizations and Deaths

A pill to treat Covid-19 was recommended by FDA experts. Photo: GEORGE FREY / AFP / Getty Images WASHINGTON – An advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended this Tuesday the approval for emergency use of the pill against Covid-19 from the American pharmaceutical company Merck, which operates in the rest of … Read more