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EMA allows emergency use of MSD's Covid-19 capsule treatment

MSD's capsule should be taken as early as possible after a Covid-19 diagnosis, within five days of symptoms beginning, the EMA instructs.

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As Covid-19 cases soar in many places throughout Europe, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued advice on Friday pertaining to the emergency use of MSD's Covid-19 capsule molnupiravir.

At the same time, the EMA announced that it was beginning a review of Pfizer's oral antiviral drug, which has received some interest recently.

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