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UAE approves new COVID-19 treatment for ages 12 and above

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The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has approved the emergency use of Sotrovimab (Vir-7831) as a new treatment for COVID-19, making it the first country in the world to license and enable immediate patient use.

Endorsed by the US Food and Drug Administration, the new treatment, from globally-leading healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) offers the prospect of reducing hospitalization for more than 24 hours and fatalities by as much as 85% when administered to patients as an early treatment for COVID-19.

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The UAE has authorized the emergency use of the monoclonal antibody for the treatment of patients aged 12 years or older with mild to moderate COVID-19 disease who are at risk of progression to hospitalization or death.

In pre-clinical studies, Sotrovimab has demonstrated effectiveness as a monotherapy against widely circulating variants of the disease.

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Saudi Gazette

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