The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the thumbs-up to a drug designed to prevent people with mild to moderate COVID-19 from getting sicker.
The drug, a monoclonal antibody, will be available to people 65 or older or those with underlying health conditions. Supplies will be short, and distributing the medicine fairly will be a challenge.
The FDA is allowing the drug on the market under its emergency-use provision, which requires a lower standard of evidence than outright approval.
This antibody is made by Eli Lilly. President Trump got a similar medication made by Regeneron — but that product is still under review at the FDA.
At Vidal Medical Concierge, located in Juno Beach and serving Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, and the nearby areas, we continue to monitor the latest developments in treatments for COVID-19, and continue to advise the patients of Dr. Yael Vidal with regard to relevant new treatments.
In May 2020, the FDA granted the drug an emergency use authorization, allowing hospitals and doctors to use it on patients hospitalized with the disease even though the medication had not been formally approved by the agency.
The intravenous drug has helped shorten the recovery time of some hospitalized Covid-19 patients. It was one of the drugs used to treat President Donald Trump, who tested positive for the virus in October 2020.
At Vidal Medical Concierge, we continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation as well as any new treatments or remedies for it. Dr. Yael Vidal is a board-certified internist and is the owner of the Vidal Concierge medical practice in Juno Beach, Florida, serving the nearby areas of Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, and North Palm Beach. We are accepting new patients who seek a Jupiter concierge physician or a Palm Beach Gardens concierge doctor, as Juno Beach is just minutes away from these area.
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