Here’s who can get COVID-19 antiviral Paxlovid in Canada, and how
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(Megan DeLaire/ CTV News) -Pfizer’s antiviral medication Paxlovid is designed to reduce the risk of hospitalization in patients with COVID-19, and it’s approved for use across Canada.

Although it has the potential to take some pressure off hospitals during coronavirus surges, some doctors and pharmacists believe   …

Health Canada approves Pfizer anti-viral pill for treatment of COVID-19
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(Ryan Tumilty/ The National Post) — Health Canada has approved Pfizer’s drug Paxlovid as the first take-home treatment for COVID-19.

The drug, which is a treatment involving a total of six pills taken daily for five days, has been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization by almost 90 per cent. The course of treatment includes  …

U.S. approves COVID-19 pill that decreases risk of hospitalization by 90%
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(The Associated Press/ CBC News) — U.S. health regulators on Wednesday authorized the first pill against COVID-19, a Pfizer drug that Americans will be able to take at home to head off the worst effects of the virus.

The long-awaited milestone comes as U.S. cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all rising and health officials  …