Pfizer may request approval for COVID-19 at the end of the year

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Pfizer may request approval for COVID-19 at the end of the year

15.06.2021 News

The American pharmaceutical company Pfizer may apply for permission to use its oral drug for the treatment of COVID-19, at the end of this year. This was announced on Thursday by the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Pfizer Albert Burla.

“In addition, our scientists are developing an oral drug to treat COVID-19. The initial signs are promising. And if all goes well, we can apply for permission [for the use of these drugs] by the end of this year,” said Burla.

He spoke with US President Joe Biden to reporters in the town of St. Ives in the English county of Cornwall, where the G7 summit opened on Friday. The US leader announced in this speech that the US government will purchase from Pfizer 500 million doses of vaccines against the new coronavirus for transfer to nearly 100 low-income countries in 2021-2022.

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