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FDA gives emergency approval to COVID-19 antibody serum used to treat Trump

The approval of Regeneron’s treatment is second in a month.

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FDA headquarters in Maryland
FDA headquarters in Maryland
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Updated: November 22, 2020 - 12:51pm

The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday evening gave emergency approval for a COVID-19 antibody treatment used to treat President Trump.

Regeneron’s antibody serum was authorized for treating mild to moderate coronavirus in adults, as well as children 12 years or older who have a high risk of progressing to severe disease.

Regeneron applied for emergency FDA approval in October after Trump praised the treatment in a Twitter video.

The FDA  earlier this month also issued an emergency use authorization for another COVID-19 antibody treatment made by Eli Lilly.