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Canada approves Pfizer's COVID drug

Health Canada announced on Monday it authorized Pfizer's oral COVID-19 drug Paxlovid.

The agency said the drug should be used to "treat adults with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are at high risk of progressing to serious disease, including hospitalization or death" and noted it is the first coronavirus drug that can be taken at home.

Paxlovid has already been approved in several countries including the United States, the United Kingdom and Mexico.

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