Category: COVID-19 antivirals

  • Pfizer asks for full FDA approval of COVID pill

    Pfizer on Thursday announced it had submitted an application to receive full approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its COVID-19 antiviral Paxlovid for use in high-risk individuals. The FDA in December issued an emergency use authorization for Paxlovid to be used as treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and children over the […]

  • Top GOP senator knocks Biden officials’ calls for more COVID-19 funding

    A top Republican senator on Thursday pushed back hard against calls from Biden administration health officials for more funding to fight COVID-19, saying that he will be a “roadblock,” until the officials provide sufficient justification that the money is needed.   The comments from Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the top Republican on the Senate Health Committee, illustrate how […]

  • White House’s Paxlovid push hits hurdles

    The Biden administration has gone all in on the COVID-19 antiviral Paxlovid, announcing new measures to make the oral treatment more widely available and making it clear that Vice President Harris used it as she recovered from the coronavirus. The White House has said it will nearly double the amount of Paxlovid available around the […]