Monday, June 21, 2021

US govt to pay about 1.2 billion USD for 1.7 million courses of Merck’s experimental COVID-19 treatment

The US government has agreed to pay about 1.2 billion US Dollars for 1.7 million courses of Merck’s experimental COVID-19 treatment, if it is proven to work in an ongoing large trial and authorized by US regulators.

The oral antiviral treatment, molnupiravir, aims to stop COVID-19 from progressing and can be given early in the course of the disease, similar to Tamiflu to treat influenza.

The treatment course being tested in the trial is an oral dose given every 12 hours for five days.

If successful, Merck said it expects to file for the emergency use authorization of molnupiravir in the second half of 2021 at the earliest.

- Advertisement -
Latest news

India’s Yoga culture a very good medium of communication between India and China: Chinese Yoga practitioners on International Day of Yoga

In China, 7th International Day of Yoga was celebrated at Indian Embassy in Beijing with great fervor today. More than 500 people including many...

Meghalaya reports 390 fresh COVID 19 cases

PicsIn Meghalaya, 390 fresh COVID 19 cases were recorded today bringing the total active cases to 4587 in the state. According to Directorate of...

WTC final Day 3: India 182/6 against New Zealand

In Men's Cricket, resuming from the overnight score of 146 for three, India were 182 for six in their first innings against New Zealand...
Related news

India’s Yoga culture a very good medium of communication between India and China: Chinese Yoga practitioners on International Day of Yoga

In China, 7th International Day of Yoga was celebrated at Indian Embassy in Beijing with great fervor today. More than 500 people including many...

Meghalaya reports 390 fresh COVID 19 cases

PicsIn Meghalaya, 390 fresh COVID 19 cases were recorded today bringing the total active cases to 4587 in the state. According to Directorate of...

WTC final Day 3: India 182/6 against New Zealand

In Men's Cricket, resuming from the overnight score of 146 for three, India were 182 for six in their first innings against New Zealand...