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Merck’s Molnupiravir: Second COVID Pill Is Second-Line, But Timing Helps Both Sponsor And US FDA

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After lengthy review, Merck’s antiviral gets very restricted indication as part of its EUA, apparently reflecting concerns over safety and efficacy. But molnupiravir does appear to have some advantages over Pfizer’s Paxlovid – including that more of it will be available in the short term.

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