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Divided US FDA AdComm Backs Molnupiravir Authorization But Wants More Studies

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In 13-10 vote, panel finds reduction in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths outweighs risks. Four members say FDA should reconsider authorization if a more effective and safer therapy comes along. They concur molnupiravir should not be recommended for use in pregnancy but available to those who want it.

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