The Associated Press reports:
U.S. health regulators on Wednesday authorized the first pill against COVID-19, a Pfizer drug that Americans will be able to take at home to head off the worst effects of the virus.
The drug, Paxlovid, is a faster, cheaper way to treat early COVID-19 infections, though initial supplies will be extremely limited. All of the previously authorized drugs against the disease require an IV or an injection.
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Breaking News: The FDA has cleared Pfizer’s Covid pill, the first of its kind, for high-risk people 12 and over. It was found to protect against severe illness after infection. https://t.co/1JQ3XHSKD8
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