GSK/Vir’s Xevudy Begins EU Review For COVID-19
EMA Issues Scientific Opinion On Molnupiravir
Things are happening very quickly on the COVID-19 front, with sotrovimab, molnupiravir, Paxlovid and Novaxovid all under EU review for marketing authorization or emergency use, and EMA decisions expected on boosters and the use of vaccines in younger age groups.
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The EMA is assessing the Janssen vaccine as a booster, and Switzerland is evaluating the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in younger age groups. The WHO has announced the first voluntary global license on a COVID-19 antibody detection technology.
Having completed a rolling review, the vaccine is now being evaluated by the European Medicines Agency for conditional marketing authorization under an accelerated timeline.
An agreement allowing the production and distribution of the US firm’s new protease inhibitor in 95 countries has been welcomed by the Medicines Patent Pool. But some medicines access advocates are not so sure it’s necessarily a good deal for lower-income countries.