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Canada Health Authority Approves Pfizer's Anti-Covid Pill

"No drug, including PAXLOVID TM, is a substitute for vaccination," the statement added.(REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)

"No drug, including PAXLOVID TM, is a substitute for vaccination," the statement added.(REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)

The oral treatment was approved after an 'expedited review' Health Canada said in a statement on its website.

Canada’s health authority said Monday it has approved Pfizer’s anti-Covid pill, Paxlovid, for adults at high risk of progressing to serious disease.

The oral treatment was approved after an “expedited review,” Health Canada said in a statement on its website, adding that it would continue to monitor its safety and effectiveness.

“No drug, including PAXLOVID TM, is a substitute for vaccination,” the statement added.

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first published:January 17, 2022, 22:08 IST