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EMA provides guidelines for another unauthorized Covid-19 tablet

On Thursday, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) issued advice pertaining to Pfizer's Covid-19 tablet treatment Paxlovid, prior to market approval. The same day, Denmark allowed the use of MSD's similar treatment, Lagevrio.

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On Thursday, as Denmark decided to allow use of MSD's Lagevrio (molnupiravir) a pill treatment that has not yet been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the agency decided to issue advice for another unauthorized drug.

The EMA has now provided guidelines for Pfizer's tablet treatment Paxlovid in a press release that entails the situations in which the drug can be used. Member states that choose to use the treatment prior to its market approval may do so supported by the EMA's advice.

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