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COVID-19 Update: Resistance to Bebtelovimab (online only)

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • November 28, 2022;  (Issue 1664)
The FDA has warned that the investigational anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibody bebtelovimab is not expected to retain activity against the Omicron variants BQ. and BQ.1.1.1 Bebtelovimab (LY-CoV1404 –...
The FDA has warned that the investigational anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibody bebtelovimab is not expected to retain activity against the Omicron variants BQ. and BQ.1.1.1 Bebtelovimab (LY-CoV1404 – Lilly) is available under an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for IV treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in high-risk patients ≥12 years old who weigh ≥40 kg for whom alternative treatment options are unavailable or inappropriate. The drug remains authorized for use in all regions of the US.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 Nov 28;64(1664):e192 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

COVID-19 Update: Prescription of Paxlovid by Pharmacists (online only)

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • August 8, 2022;  (Issue 1656)
The FDA has amended its Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Paxlovid (Pfizer), the investigational oral antiviral drug nirmatrelvir copackaged with oral ritonavir, to allow for it to be prescribed by licensed...
The FDA has amended its Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Paxlovid (Pfizer), the investigational oral antiviral drug nirmatrelvir copackaged with oral ritonavir, to allow for it to be prescribed by licensed pharmacists in certain situations. Paxlovid is authorized for oral treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in high-risk outpatients ≥12 years old who weigh at least 40 kg. NIH guidelines list it as the treatment of choice for COVID-19 in high-risk adult outpatients.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 Aug 8;64(1656):e124 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

COVID-19 Update: NIH Recommends Against Ivermectin

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • June 13, 2022;  (Issue 1652)
On April 29, the NIH recommended against use of the antiparasitic drug ivermectin for treatment of COVID-19 outside of a clinical trial. The recommendation was made because recent randomized, placebo-controlled...
On April 29, the NIH recommended against use of the antiparasitic drug ivermectin for treatment of COVID-19 outside of a clinical trial. The recommendation was made because recent randomized, placebo-controlled trials of ivermectin have produced negative results and because alternative drugs that have been shown to be effective for treatment of COVID-19 are available.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 Jun 13;64(1652):95-6 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

COVID-19 Updates

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • April 18, 2022;  (Issue 1648)
The FDA has expanded the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) and Moderna (Spikevax) to allow for their use as a second booster dose...
The FDA has expanded the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) and Moderna (Spikevax) to allow for their use as a second booster dose ≥4 months after a first booster dose in adults ≥50 years old and in persons aged ≥12 years (Pfizer) or ≥18 years (Moderna) who have undergone solid organ transplantation or have a condition that compromises the immune system to a similar extent.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 Apr 18;64(1648):63-4 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

An EUA for Bebtelovimab for Treatment of COVID-19

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • March 21, 2022;  (Issue 1646)
The investigational monoclonal antibody bebtelovimab (LY-CoV1404 – Lilly) has been granted an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for IV treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in patients ≥12 years...
The investigational monoclonal antibody bebtelovimab (LY-CoV1404 – Lilly) has been granted an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for IV 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, and for whom alternative treatment options are unavailable or inappropriate. Bebtelovimab is active against the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2; sotrovimab (VIR-7831) is the only other monoclonal antibody currently available for treatment of COVID-19 that is active against Omicron.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 Mar 21;64(1646):41-2 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

COVID-19 Updates

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • February 21, 2022;  (Issue 1644)
The IV antiviral drug remdesivir (Veklury – Gilead) has been available for treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients since 2020. Now, the FDA has approved remdesivir for treatment of mild to...
The IV antiviral drug remdesivir (Veklury – Gilead) has been available for treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients since 2020. Now, the FDA has approved remdesivir for treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in outpatients ≥12 years old who weigh ≥40 kg and are at high risk for progression to severe disease, including hospitalization or death; they also issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allowing its use in any other high-risk outpatient who weighs ≥3.5 kg.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 Feb 21;64(1644):31-2 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Treatment of COVID-19 in High-Risk Outpatients (online only)

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • January 28, 2022;  (Issue 1643)
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Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 Jan 28;64(1643):e1 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Paxlovid for Treatment of COVID-19

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • January 24, 2022;  (Issue 1642)
On December 22, 2021, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the investigational antiviral drug nirmatrelvir copackaged with the HIV-1 protease inhibitor ritonavir (Paxlovid – Pfizer)...
On December 22, 2021, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the investigational antiviral drug nirmatrelvir copackaged with the HIV-1 protease inhibitor ritonavir (Paxlovid – Pfizer) for oral treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in outpatients ≥12 years old who weigh at least 40 kg and are at high risk of progressing to severe disease, including hospitalization or death. Paxlovid was the first oral antiviral drug to be authorized in the US for treatment of COVID-19; Merck's oral antiviral drug molnupiravir was granted an EUA for treatment of COVID-19 on December 23, 2021. The IV antiviral drug remdesivir (Veklury) was approved by the FDA in 2020 for treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 Jan 24;64(1642):9-10 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction