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Denmark defends controversial Covid-19 pill

The tablet treatment against Covid-19 can prevent hospitalizations, says Danish Health Authority Director General Søren Brostrøm. He maintains it was the right decision to allow the use of the unapproved pill.

Søren Brostrøm, Director General at the Danish Health Authority | Photo: Philip Davali

The Danish Health Authority is defending the use of the heavily criticized Covid-19 pill, Lagevrio (molnupiravir), which is meant to prevent serious infections.

Denmark has bought around 50,000 pills from pharmaceutical firm MSD so far. A purchase that has proven controversial, as practicing doctors have questioned the treatment's efficacy.

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