The U.S. Food and Drug Administration agreed to place Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s Biologics License Application (BLA) for the Covid-19 drug REGEN-COV under priority review with a target action date of April 13, 2022.
In October 2020, the government recommended against kids going trick-or-treating for Halloween out of fear of Covid-19 spread. For Halloween 2021, kids have been given the green light to knock on doors.
AstraZeneca’s antibody cocktail against Covid-19, which has proven to work as a preventative shot in the non-infected, was also shown to save lives and prevent severe disease when given as treatment within a week of first symptoms.
A World Health Organization (WHO) panel on Sept. 24 recommended the use of Regeneron and Roche’s Covid-19 antibody cocktail for patients at high risk of hospitalizations and those severely ill with no natural antibodies.
The UK drug regulator approved an antibody cocktail developed by Regeneron and Roche to prevent and treat Covid-19, as the nation battles rising hospitalizations due to the more infectious Delta variant.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the emergency use authorization of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s Covid-19 antibody cocktail, enabling the combo therapy’s use as a preventive treatment for the illness in certain people.
AstraZeneca said a late-stage trial failed to provide evidence that the company’s Covid-19 antibody therapy protected people who had contact with an infected person from the disease, a small setback in its efforts to find alternatives to vaccines.
The U.S. health regulator authorized a lower dose of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ Covid-19 antibody cocktail that can be given by injection, a move that could ease logistical challenges stemming from administering a higher dose intravenously.
India gave emergency use authorization for a Covid-19 antibody drug cocktail developed by Roche and Regeneron, expanding the company’s arsenal of drugs to battle a massive second wave of infections. The decision was taken based on data filed with the U.S. regulators and the scientific opinion of a European regulatory panel, Roche’s India distribution partner for the drug, Cipla, said on May 5.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced results from the company’s Phase III trial of recently infected asymptomatic Covid-19 patients for the REGEN-COV (casirivimab with imdevimab) antibody cocktail.