FDA Panel Narrowly Approves Merck COVID-19 Pill
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FDA Panel Narrowly Approves Merck COVID-19 Pill
2021-11-30 23:02:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — An advisory panel for the Food and Drug Administration narrowly approved the use of a COVID-19 pill manufactured by Merck. If the agency accepts the recommendation, molnupiravir would be the first drug Americans could be prescribed and take... Read More

UK Authorizes Merck Antiviral Pill, 1st Shown to Treat COVID

LONDON (AP) — Britain granted conditional authorization on Thursday to the only pill shown to successfully treat COVID-19 so far. It is the first country to OK the treatment from drugmaker Merck, although it wasn't immediately clear how quickly the... Read More

Merck Says Experimental Pill Cuts Worst Effects of COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Merck said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus and that it would soon ask health officials in the U.S. and around the world... Read More

Rival Companies to Work Together in COVID Fight
2021-03-02 21:33:11
by TWN Staff

Pharmceutical giant Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved coronavirus vaccine in an effort to expand supply more quickly, the White House announcedTuesday. The partnership will help advance the administration's goal of speeding up production... Read More

Merck Halts Work on Vaccine, Moderna Delivers 30.4 Million Doses to Feds
2021-01-27 21:42:23
by Daniel Mollenkamp

Merck has withdrawn from the sprint to produce coronavirus vaccines after its two candidates failed to achieve strong results in preliminary trials. The first phase of clinical studies showed that even though the vaccine candidates were "well tolerated" the immune... Read More

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