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New Mexico to distribute new COVID-19 pills cleared by FDA

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Two new COVID treatments have been approved by the FDA and may soon be available to New Mexicans. They are both new COVID treatment pills. One from Pfizer and one from a company called Merck. Dr Denise A. Gonzales of Presbyterian Healthcare said: “It is very exciting that we now have something that people can take home. “These are two things that help prevent hospitalizations and deaths,” says Dr. Laura Parajon. KOAT first broke news of the Merck pill ‘Molnupiravir’ to you in September, and that was when it was in a clinical trial in Santa Fe. Dr. Linda Gorgos led the trial. She says: “This drug actually stops the virus so that the virus cannot replicate or copy itself. It is really meant to target people most at risk of contracting COVID in a family setting.” Local doctors say that the pill is not a substitute for vaccination. “This pill is going to be something we can add and maybe help, but it won’t stop the spread,” said Dr Vesta Sandoval. Our state’s health department is also working to distribute the Pfizer pill to areas of our state that need it most. Dr Laura Parajon said the state was focusing on bringing the drug to areas where monoclonal antibodies are not available. “We are trying to balance this with the distribution of monoclonal antibodies. Rural areas that have less access are our priority, as well as other areas that have difficulty accessing such as prisons and prisons.”

Two new COVID treatments have been approved by the FDA and may soon be available to New Mexicans. They are both new COVID treatment pills. One from Pfizer and one from a company called Merck.

Dr Denise A. Gonzales of Presbyterian Healthcare said: “It is very exciting that we now have something that people can take home. “

“These are two things that help prevent hospitalizations and deaths,” says Dr. Laura Parajon.

KOAT first broke news of the Merck pill ‘Molnupiravir’ to you in September, and that’s when it was in a clinical trial in Santa Fe.

Dr Linda Gorgos led the trial. She says, “This drug actually stops the virus so that the virus cannot replicate or copy itself. It is really meant to target people most at risk of contracting COVID in a family setting.”

Local doctors say the pill is no substitute for vaccination.

“This pill is going to be something we can add and maybe help, but it won’t stop the spread,” said Dr Vesta Sandoval.

Our state’s health department is also working to distribute the Pfizer pill to areas of our state that need it most. Dr Laura Parajon said the state was focusing on bringing the drug to areas where monoclonal antibodies are not available.

“We are trying to balance this with the distribution of monoclonal antibodies. Rural areas that have less access are our priority, as well as other areas that have difficulty accessing such as prisons and prisons.”