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AstraZeneca says U.S. to buy additional 500,000 Evusheld doses (Jan. 12)

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(Reuters) – AstraZeneca> said on Wednesday the U.S. government has agreed to purchase an additional 500,000 doses of its antibody cocktail, Evusheld, used to prevent COVID-19. The company said the delivery of the doses was expected in the first quarter of 2022 and more details about the deal would be announced in the coming weeks. The additional doses will add to previous purchase of 700,000 doses of the antibody therapy, which in December showed it retained neutralising activity against the highly transmissible Omicron coronavirus variant in a lab study. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration …

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