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Repost: Pfizer’s new at-home pill to treat Covid could be available by end of the year, CEO hopes

April 28, 2021 by Stephen Tauber

  • Pfizer’s experimental oral drug to treat Covid-19 at the first sign of illness could be available by the end of the year, CEO Albert Bourla told CNBC on Tuesday.
  • The drug is part of a class of medicines called protease inhibitors and works by inhibiting an enzyme that the virus needs to replicate in human cells.
  • Protease inhibitors are used to treat other viral pathogens such as HIV and hepatitis C.
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