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Pfizer antiviral pill cuts severe COVID-19 by 89% in high-risk adults, company to seek FDA nod-dnmPfizer antiviral pill cuts severe COVID-19 by 89% in high-risk adults, company to seek FDA nod-dnm

Pfizer’s antiviral pill reduces severe COVID-19 by 89% in high-risk adults, company to seek FDA nod

The experimental antiviral pill for Covid-19 results appears to surpass those seen with Merck & Co Inc's pill, Molnupiravir, which was shown last month to halve the likelihood of dying or being hospitalized for Covid-19 patients also at high risk of serious illness.

World News Nov 5, 2021, 8:50 PM IST

Pfizer announces its antiviral pill highly effective cuts risk of severe COVID by 89 pc gcwPfizer announces its antiviral pill highly effective cuts risk of severe COVID by 89 pc gcw

Pfizer announces its antiviral pill highly effective, cuts risk of severe COVID by 89%

Neither company has made the complete trial data available. Pfizer's stock rose 13 per cent to $49.47, while Merck's lost 6 per cent to $84.69.
 

World News Nov 5, 2021, 5:21 PM IST

Britain becomes first country to approve Merck's oral COVID-19 treatment pill-dnmBritain becomes first country to approve Merck's oral COVID-19 treatment pill-dnm

Britain becomes first country to approve Merck's oral COVID-19 treatment pill

The pill works by interfering with the virus’ replication and prevents it from multiplying, keeping virus levels low in the body and therefore reducing the severity of the disease.

United Kingdom Nov 4, 2021, 5:50 PM IST

US pharmaceutical giant Merck applies for emergency use authorization for first COVID-19 pill-dnmUS pharmaceutical giant Merck applies for emergency use authorization for first COVID-19 pill-dnm

US pharmaceutical giant Merck applies for emergency use authorization for first COVID-19 pill

If the US Food and Drug Administration grants Merck an EUA for the pill, it would be the first oral antiviral for Covid-19.

United States Oct 12, 2021, 9:59 AM IST

Why is India still recommending Ivermectin for Covid treatment-VPNWhy is India still recommending Ivermectin for Covid treatment-VPN

Why is India still recommending Ivermectin for Covid treatment?

World Health Organisation, European Medicines Agency and the US Food and Drug Administration do not endorse the use of Ivermectin for Covid treatment. What's more, even Merck -- the company that manufactures Ivermectin -- has said that the medicine is not meant for Covid-19 treatment.

Coronavirus May 13, 2021, 1:22 PM IST

WHO warns against use of Ivermectin to treat COVID-19 patients-dnmWHO warns against use of Ivermectin to treat COVID-19 patients-dnm

WHO warns against use of Ivermectin to treat COVID-19 patients

A similar warning has also been issued by 'ivermectin' manufacturer MSD, or Merck & Co., Inc, whose statement Dr Swaminathan attached to her tweet.

World News May 11, 2021, 4:02 PM IST