The European Union has approved Merck’s Covid-19 pill after showing it reduces the risk of hospitalization and death in at-risk patients.
Why Was Merck’s COVD-19 Pill Approved By EU?
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Friday made this announcement saying that they have given approval in the European Union of Merck’s COVID-19 pill for emergency use, although it has not yet received full marketing authorization.
Pfizer Anticovid Pill On Evaluation
On the other hand, it launched the evaluation of Pfizer’s anticovid pill, in the context of a new wave of infections in Europe.
These treatments from two US pharmaceutical giants are highly anticipated because studies indicate that they reduce the risk of hospitalization and death in at-risk patients.
The EMA said that although Merck’s pill had not yet been approved, it had “issued recommendations” so that the different countries of the European Union could decide on its use in case of a spike in infections.
Member states will be able to use it for the time being “to treat adults with COVID-19 who do not require supplemental oxygen and who are at increased risk of developing a severe form” of the disease, the EMA said in a statement.
“The EMA has issued this opinion to support national authorities who can decide on a possible early use of the drug before marketing authorization, for example in emergency situations,” said the regulator.
However, the Merck pill should not be used by pregnant women or by women who do not use contraception and may become pregnant, according to the EMA.
The recommendations are explained because high doses of the Merck pill “may have an impact on the growth and development of the fetus,” according to studies, the agency said.
See Cristiano Ronaldo Preferred Coach For Man United Job
Manchester United striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, wants Luis Enrique to take over the coaching job of Manchester United following the sacking...
This Is Worse For Me – Solskjaer Breaks Silence After Their Historic Match Against Liverpool, Says They Performed Poorly
Chelsea Vs Norwich: Why We Didn’t Stop Scoring – Tuchel
UCL: J Cole Reveals Chelsea’s Two Most Important Players
Ballon d’Or: Why Benzema Deserves The Title – Modric
Winning The Ballon d’Or Have Been One Of My Childhood Dreams – Benzema
Brazil Legend, Ronaldo Declares His Candidate For Ballon d’Or, Excludes Messi
Popular American actor Nick Cannon loses 5 months-old child to cancer.
Popular American Television presenter loses 5 months-old child to cancer. The 41-year-old actor shared this sad news on Tuesday on...
It Was Messed Up – Heavy Bitterly Speaks About Issue That Affected His Album Release
South African music producer, Heavy K has revealed that a lot turned out in relation to his upcoming album which...
Why I Wanted To Help Emtee Build Back Again – Cassper Nyovest
South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest has opened up on the reasons why he really wanted to help Emtee build back...
Vusi Nova Retracts His Words, Says He Is Not Rebranding Or Changing His Stage Name
Recall that a few days ago we reported that Vusi Nova is rebranding his musical career and also changing his...
Nokwazi Reveals The Condition She Was Into When She Wrote Siyabonga Song
South African songstress, Nokwazi has disclosed the condition she was into when she wrote the viral Siyabonga song. The singer...
Khuli Chana Is Opening A New Studio, See The Interior View (Photos)
Khuli Chana is about to take his musical career to the next level as he reveals that he is opening...
India: Helicopter crashes with military chief on board and many feared dead
A helicopter carrying India’s defence chief General Bipin Rawat crashed on Wednesday, the air force said, with a government minister...