Florida received effective COVID treatments against omicron variant

MIAMI, Fla. – Florida closed sites that were distributing COVID-19 antibody drugs that were not effective against the omicron variant. Federal officials rushed to distribute the treatments to states that were most effective, officials said.

The data showed that infusions from Regeneron and Eli Lilly were not effective against omicron, prompting the US Food and Drug Administration to revoke their authorization for both drugs.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services In the US, this week the agency is providing Florida with 34,000 doses of treatments that do work against omicron.

There are several other therapies – Paxlovid, sotrovimab, Veklury (remdesivir), and molnupiravir – which are expected to work against the omicron variant,” Dr. Patrizia Cavazzoni, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in a statement Monday.

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Governor Ron DeSantis has vowed to fight the administration of President Joe Biden to allow the distribution of Regeneron and Eli Lilly’s antibody drugs. During a news conference, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said DeSantis is defending treatments that don’t work.

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After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Monday night that certain monoclonal antibody treatment brands no longer had emergency use authorization, Florida officials decided to close the sites where it was being administered to COVID-19 patients.

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