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Pfizer says to sell 10 mn Covid-19 treatments to US for $5.3 bn

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Washington (AFP) – Pfizer said Thursday it will sell 10 million Covid-19 treatment courses for Covid-19 to the US government for $5.3 billion, pending approval from regulators. The pharmaceutical giant asked the US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday for emergency use authorization for its Paxlovid antiviral pill which has been shown to cut hospitalization or death by nearly 90 percent among newly-infected high risk patients treated within three days of the onset of symptoms. “We were thrilled with the recent results of our Phase 2/3 interim analysis, which showed overwhelming efficacy of …

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