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Pfizer starts testing COVID prevention pill

Christian Fernsby |
Pfizer announced it has started a mid to late stage study testing its oral antiviral drug for the prevention of Covid-19 infection among those who have been exposed to the virus, news wires reported.

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The company and its rivals, such as US-based Merck and Swiss Roche, have been racing to develop the first antiviral pill for Covid-19.

Pfizer said it would study the drug, PF-07321332, in up to 2,660 healthy adult participants aged 18 and older who live in the same household as an individual with a confirmed symptomatic Covid-19 infection. The trial would test the pill with a low dose of ritonavir, an older medication widely used in combination treatments for HIV infection.


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