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New Covid Drugs in Short Supply as Omicron Spreads Across U.S.

  • Sheer numbers of omicron cases threaten health systems
  • Paxlovid preferred among treatments for early infections
Pfizer's Covid-19 pills
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New treatments for early Covid-19 are now beginning to arrive at pharmacies in New York and elsewhere but remain in short supply, according to a representative of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

“I know patients who have actually gotten outpatient prescriptions in New York City” of Pfizer Inc.’s Paxlovid, Aaron Glatt, professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai South Nassau in Oceanside, New York, said Thursday in an interview.