FDA authorizes emergency use of Pfizer pills

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Published: 2021-12-22 20:33

Last Updated: 2022-05-17 09:32


FDA authorizes emergency use of Pfizer pills
FDA authorizes emergency use of Pfizer pills

Wednesday, the US Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of Pfizer pills against COVID-19, in an important step in the fight against the epidemic that could allow millions of patients to obtain treatment.

"This approval provides a new tool to fight COVID-19 at a critical stage in the pandemic as there is an emergence of a new strain," FDA official Patricia Cavazzoni said in a statement.

The FDA says that these pills can be given to individuals, over the age of 12, who are at high risk of being infected with the virus, according to AFP.