In October, Britain agreed a deal with Merck to secure 480,000 courses of molnupiravir. Photo: Reuters
In October, Britain agreed a deal with Merck to secure 480,000 courses of molnupiravir. Photo: Reuters

Britain is first to approve Merck’s Covid-19 pill molnupiravir

  • The country’s drug regulator recommended molnupiravir be used within five days of the onset of symptoms
  • Health minister Sajid Javid said the government would set out plans to deploy the drug to patients through a national study as soon as possible

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
In October, Britain agreed a deal with Merck to secure 480,000 courses of molnupiravir. Photo: Reuters
In October, Britain agreed a deal with Merck to secure 480,000 courses of molnupiravir. Photo: Reuters
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