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FDA authorizes 1st antiviral pill for COVID

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — In a highly anticipated decision, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the first antiviral pill to treat COVID-19 at home. The pill, called Paxlovid, is made by Pfizer. It’s taken twice a day for five days in combination with a second medicine called ritonavir, a generic antiviral. “Today’s authorization introduces the… Read More

Safeway pharmacist Shahrzad Khoobyari administers a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot into the arm of Norman Solomon in San Rafael, Calif

CDC advisers back expansion of COVID boosters for all adults

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A panel of experts advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously backed the expansion of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine boosters to all adults. The experts met Friday afternoon just hours after the Food and Drug Administration authorized the boosters for people 18 years and older. The Advisory Committee… Read More