FDA authorized first COVID-19 antiviral pill in US

The pill is made by Pfizer
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Illustration of coronaviruses
Illustration of coronaviruses
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The FDA on Wednesday authorized the first COVID-19 antiviral pill in the U.S.

The Pfizer pill, Paxlovid, will be prescribed for use in adults and children 12 and older who have mild to moderate virus symptom and at risk for severe disease or hospitalization, according to a Food and Drug Administration obtained by NBC News