Ministry of Food and Drug Safety to announce emergency use approval for edible corona treatment tomorrow


It is expected that a decision will be made tomorrow (27th) as to whether or not to introduce the Corona 19 oral tablet (oral) treatment in Korea.

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) announced on the 27th that it would hold the “Public Health Crisis Response Medical Product Safety Management and Supply Committee” to discuss whether to approve the emergency use of an oral COVID-19 treatment.

Accordingly, it is expected that a decision on whether to introduce this treatment in Korea will be decided tomorrow.

The government has repeatedly announced that it will decide whether to grant an emergency approval within this month.

The government has plans to secure at least 542,000 doses of oral treatment for COVID-19 and make it available to domestic patients by the end of January next year.

The government announced that it has decided to purchase more than 300,000 servings of Pfizer’s ‘Paxrovid’ and 242,000 servings of ‘Molnupiravir’ from Merck & Company (MSD), and it is in the final stages of consultation with pharmaceutical companies.

The specific introduction period and quantity of these therapeutic drugs will be announced after the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety’s emergency use approval is granted.

Previously, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Paxrovide and Moltupiravir on the 23rd and 24th (Korean time).

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