Medications

Panel weighs safety, effectiveness of Merck's COVID-19 pill

Government health advisers on Tuesday weighed the benefits and risks of a closely watched drug from Merck that could soon become the first U.S.-authorized pill for patients to take at home to treat COVID-19.

Medications

UK authorizes Merck antiviral pill, 1st shown to treat COVID

Britain granted conditional authorization on Thursday to the first pill shown to successfully treat COVID-19 so far. It also is the first country to OK the treatment from drugmaker Merck, although it wasn't immediately clear ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU medicines agency starts review of Merck oral COVID drug

The EU's medicines watchdog said on Monday it had started reviewing an oral COVID medication from the US pharmaceutical firm Merck, raising hopes for an easy-to-administer treatment to reduce serious or deadly cases.

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