Sunday, October 24, 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

Over 102 crore vaccine doses provided by centre to states, UTs so far

Government has said that more than 102 crore Covid vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories so far. Union Health Ministry...

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu expresses grief over loss of lives due to floods in Kerala

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has expressed grief over the loss of lives due to floods in Kerala. In a tweet, Mr Naidu said,...

Five-day Naval Commander’s Conference begins today in New Delhi

The Navy’s top commanders will hold their biannual meeting today to discuss the force’s operational, logistical and material preparedness and future plans. Defence Minister...

National office bearers of BJP to meet in New Delhi today

BJP national office bearers will meet today at the party headquarters in New Delhi. Party President JP Nadda has called the meeting of all...
Related news

Over 102 crore vaccine doses provided by centre to states, UTs so far

Government has said that more than 102 crore Covid vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories so far. Union Health Ministry...

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu expresses grief over loss of lives due to floods in Kerala

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has expressed grief over the loss of lives due to floods in Kerala. In a tweet, Mr Naidu said,...

Five-day Naval Commander’s Conference begins today in New Delhi

The Navy’s top commanders will hold their biannual meeting today to discuss the force’s operational, logistical and material preparedness and future plans. Defence Minister...

National office bearers of BJP to meet in New Delhi today

BJP national office bearers will meet today at the party headquarters in New Delhi. Party President JP Nadda has called the meeting of all...