December 6, 2021 4:52 pm

Merck asks EU regulator to authorize its COVID-19 pill

AMSTERDAM (AP) – The European Medicines Agency said it has received a request from Merck to authorize its coronavirus antiviral, the first pill shown to treat COVID-19. In a statement Tuesday, the EU drug regulator said it had started evaluating molnupiravir, made by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, and that a decision could be made within…

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