Coronavirus: Paxlovid

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th January 2022.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the NHS plans to make Paxlovid available for the treatment of covid-19; and under what eligibility criteria.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

We currently plan to deploy COVID-19 novel antivirals, including PF-07321332+ritonavir, co-packaged under the brand name Paxlovid, through the PANORAMIC national study. This will produce conclusive data on those would benefit most from antiviral treatments for COVID-19. We will provide an update in due course, including on whether any deployment outside the national study may take place.

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