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Florida surgeon general: Biden admin 'actively preventing' monoclonal antibody COVID-19 treatments

Those halted for distribution were made by drug companies Regeneron, Eli Lilly

Published: December 29, 2021 11:54am

Updated: December 29, 2021 1:18pm

Florida's surgeon general is accusing the Biden administration of "actively preventing the effective distribution of monoclonal antibody treatments" in the United States.

State Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo made the assertion in a letter Tuesday to Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra following the administration recently pausing shipments of COVID-19 antibody treatments, arguing they are not effective against the omicron variant of the virus that recently emerged and spread swiftly across the world, according to Fox News.

Those halted for distribution were made by drug companies Regeneron and Eli Lilly. However,  the federal government continues to supply Sotrovimab, a monoclonal antibody from the company Glaxosmithkline, which reportedly works against omicron.

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