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Merck seeks FDA approval for world's first anti-Covid-19 drug

Washington, Oct. 12 (FMNews) - The world may soon get the first anti-Covid-19 drug. For this, the pharmaceutical company Merck has sought approval from the US Drug Regulatory Authority (FDA). According to a report, the US regulatory agency FDA may decide on this in the next few weeks. The treatments the FDA has approved so far against corona infection require injections.

After FDA approval, people can take this antiviral pill at home in case of infection with covid-19. The advent of this drug will also help poor countries with weak health infrastructure to fight the epidemic. The FDA will examine the safety and effectiveness of the drug before making a decision on Merck's application.



 A statement from Merck and its affiliate Riseback Biotherapeutics stated that they had requested the FDA to approve the emergency use of the drug for adults in cases of mild to moderate infections of Covid-19. . People in this group have a higher risk of being hospitalized due to corona infection.

 Meanwhile, US health officials are saying that vaccination is a better way to prevent covid-19. Epidemiologist Dr. Anthony Fauchi says that defending oneself is much better than treating the infection. According to reports, the company has not given any information about side effects during the testing of this drug.

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