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HomeWorldMexico approves emergency use of Pfizer's COVID-19 capsules

Mexico approves emergency use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 capsules

Paxlovid, which mixes nirmatrelvir and ritonavir in a pill, would require a prescription,

Mexican well being regulator COFEPRIS stated on Friday, January 15, 2022, it had authorized U.S. pharmaceutical firm Pfizer’s antiviral oral therapy towards COVID-19 for emergency use in adults with mild or average threat of problems.

Paxlovid, which mixes nirmatrelvir and ritonavir in a pill, would require a prescription, it stated in a press release.

The therapy was practically 90% efficient in stopping hospitalisations and deaths, and knowledge recommended it retains itseffectiveness towards the Omicron variant, Pfizer has stated.

Late final yr, COFEPRIS had authorized an analogous therapy by Eli Lilly and Co.

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