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FDA authorizes second COVID-19 antiviral pill, Merck’s molnupiravir

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One day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization to Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral pill, Paxlovid, the agency on Thursday granted the same emergency use authorization to Merck’s antiviral medication, molnupiravir. Both pills are intended only for people who are at high risk for hospitalization and death from severe …

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Pfizer’s Covid-19 Pill Authorized by FDA

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Pfizer‘s antiviral Covid-19 pill Paxlovid has been authorized by the FDA for emergency use. The drugmaker says the pill, which could be available to patients as early as this weekend, is meant to treat mild to moderate Covid-19 diagnosis in patients who are at increased risk of hospitalizations or death. The FDA …

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White House Extends Student Loan Pause Through May 1

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On Wednesday, the White House and the U.S. Department of Education announced a 90-day extension of the pause on student loan repayment, interest, and collections through May 1, 2022. The extension will allow the Administration to assess the impacts of the Omicron variant on student borrowers and provide additional time …

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FDA permanently allows medication abortion pills through mail


Dec 16, 2021Candice Norwood Originally published by The 19th The Food and Drug Administration will permanently allow people to receive medication abortion pills through mail rather than being mandated to get them in person. The Thursday announcement upholds a decision from April to temporarily suspend federal requirements that had previously …

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