FDA authorizes limited prescriptions of Paxlovid by pharmacists
Jul 6, 2022
The Food and Drug Administration today authorized state-licensed pharmacists to prescribe Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir and ritonavir) to patients as a treatment for those at high risk of severe COVID-19. Because Paxlovid must be taken within five days of symptom onset, the change could spur expanded access and more-timely treatment of eligible patients. The change was made through an amended emergency use authorization.