The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
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An EUA for Sotrovimab for Treatment of COVID-19
The investigational monoclonal antibody sotrovimab (VIR-7831; GSK/Vir Biotechnology) has been granted an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in patients ≥12 years old who weigh ≥40 kg and are at high risk of progressing to severe disease, including hospitalization and death.1 Two other monoclonal antibody regimens are authorized for the same indication: casirivimab (REGN10933) and imdevimab (REGN10987) administered together, and bamlanivimab (LY-CoV555) and etesevimab (LYCoV016) administered together. The FDA revoked its EUA for bamlanivimab alone in April 2021 because an increasing percentage of COVID-19 cases in the US are being caused by SARS-CoV-2 variants that are resistant to monotherapy with the drug. ... more
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