FDA Grants Emergency Authorization For A 2nd COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

FDA Grants Emergency Authorization For A 2nd COVID-19 Antibody Treatment (npr.org)

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One of the experimental drugs that President Trump received while he was battling the coronavirus has been approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration. The drug, made by the biotech company Regeneron, is the second antibody treatment to win emergency use approval from the FDA.

The treatment combines two antibodies — casirivimab and imdevimab — and administers them together by IV. In a clinical trial of about 800 people, the combination was shown to significantly reduce virus levels within days of treatment.

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Submitted by mo2 on Sun, 11/22/2020 - 20:59