Pfizer says its COVID-19 pill ‘Paxlovid’ cuts disease’s worst risks by 89%
Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill may cut severe illness by 89%, says the company.
The oral medicine is called Paxlovid. Pfizer says that its drug showed good results when administered within five days of the first COVID-19 symptoms. All COVID-19 treatments in the United States currently require IV or injection
Pfizer announced that its pill (Paxlovid) to treat COVID-19 was found to reduce the risk of hospitalization or death by 89% among high-risk adult patients in a clinical trial.
The vaccine-maker said there were no deaths reported in patients who received Paxlovid along with another antiviral through day 28 of the study; whereas 10 deaths were reported in patients who received a placebo.
Similar reductions in COVID-19-related hospitalization or death were observed in patients – who were unvaccinated with mild to moderate symptoms – treated within five days of symptom onset.
Pfizer plans to submit the data to the FDA for emergency use authorization (EUA) as soon as possible.
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