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Denmark allows unapproved pill for at-risk Covid-19 patients in line with EMA advice

The European Medicines Agency has issued advice pertaining to the emergency use of the unapproved MSD's Covid-19 tablet treatment, Lagevrio (molnupiravir) – the Danish Health Authority is now allowing treatment with the drug in Denmark.

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The Danish Health Authority is now allowing Danish doctors to use MSD's tablet treatment, Lagevrio (molnupiravir), to treat Covid-19 patients, despite the drug having yet to be formally approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the Danish authority reports in a press release.

"We recommend the tablet treatment because we have assessed that the benefits outweigh the risks for patients risking severe Covid-19 infections. We expect the treatment will contribute to reducing the number of at-risk patients being hospitalized," MD at Danish Health Authority Kirstine Moll Harboe says in the press release, adding:

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