AstraZeneca files for US approval of drug to prevent COVID-19
AstraZeneca has requested emergency use authorisation from U.S. regulators for its new treatment to prevent COVID-19.
The long-acting antibody (LAAB) combination is for prophylaxis of symptomatic COVID-19. It is aimed for people who respond poorly to vaccines because of a weakened immune system, Reuters reports.
The antibody therapy called AZD7442 could protect people who do not have a strong enough immune response to COVID-19 vaccines or to supplement a vaccination course for those, such as military personnel, who need to booster their protection further, AstraZeneca has said.
It may be the first LAAB to receive an EUA for COVID-19 prevention
If granted, AZD7442 would be the first LAAB to receive an EUA for COVID-19 prevention. It is the first LAAB with Phase III data demonstrating a statistically significant reduction in the risk of developing symptomatic COVID-19 compared to placebo.
Vulnerable populations such as the immunocompromised often aren’t able to mount a protect ......
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