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An EUA for Anakinra (Kineret) for COVID-19 (online only)

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • December 12, 2022;  (Issue 1665)
The recombinant interleukin-1 (IL-1) receptor antagonist anakinra (Kineret – Sobi) has been granted an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for treatment of hospitalized adults with confirmed COVID-19...
The recombinant interleukin-1 (IL-1) receptor antagonist anakinra (Kineret – Sobi) has been granted an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for treatment of hospitalized adults with confirmed COVID-19 pneumonia who require low- or high-flow supplemental oxygen, are at risk of progressing to severe respiratory failure, and are likely to have elevated plasma levels of soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR). Anakinra has been available in the US for years; it is FDA-approved for multiple indications, including rheumatoid arthritis. Assays for suPAR are not commercially available in the US.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 Dec 12;64(1665):e203-4 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

COVID-19 Update: Resistance to Bebtelovimab (online only)

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • November 28, 2022;  (Issue 1664)
The FDA has warned that the investigational anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibody bebtelovimab is not expected to retain activity against the Omicron variants BQ. and BQ.1.1.1 Bebtelovimab (LY-CoV1404 –...
The FDA has warned that the investigational anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibody bebtelovimab is not expected to retain activity against the Omicron variants BQ. and BQ.1.1.1 Bebtelovimab (LY-CoV1404 – Lilly) is available under an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for IV treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in high-risk patients ≥12 years old who weigh ≥40 kg for whom alternative treatment options are unavailable or inappropriate. The drug remains authorized for use in all regions of the US.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 Nov 28;64(1664):e192 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

COVID-19 Update: NIH Recommends Against Ivermectin

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • June 13, 2022;  (Issue 1652)
On April 29, the NIH recommended against use of the antiparasitic drug ivermectin for treatment of COVID-19 outside of a clinical trial. The recommendation was made because recent randomized, placebo-controlled...
On April 29, the NIH recommended against use of the antiparasitic drug ivermectin for treatment of COVID-19 outside of a clinical trial. The recommendation was made because recent randomized, placebo-controlled trials of ivermectin have produced negative results and because alternative drugs that have been shown to be effective for treatment of COVID-19 are available.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 Jun 13;64(1652):95-6 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

COVID-19 Update: Remdesivir (Veklury) FDA-Approved for Children <12 Years Old (online only)

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • June 13, 2022;  (Issue 1652)
IV antiviral drug remdesivir (Veklury) has now been FDA-approved for treatment of COVID-19 in patients ≥28 days old who weigh ≥3 kg and are either hospitalized or at high risk for progression to severe...
IV antiviral drug remdesivir (Veklury) has now been FDA-approved for treatment of COVID-19 in patients ≥28 days old who weigh ≥3 kg and are either hospitalized or at high risk for progression to severe disease. Remdesivir was already FDA-approved for these indications in patients ≥12 years old who weigh ≥40 kg; it was available under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for younger or lighter patients. Remdesivir is the first drug to be FDA-approved for treatment of COVID-19 in children <12 years old.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 Jun 13;64(1652):e1 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

COVID-19 Updates

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • April 18, 2022;  (Issue 1648)
The FDA has expanded the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) and Moderna (Spikevax) to allow for their use as a second booster dose...
The FDA has expanded the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) and Moderna (Spikevax) to allow for their use as a second booster dose ≥4 months after a first booster dose in adults ≥50 years old and in persons aged ≥12 years (Pfizer) or ≥18 years (Moderna) who have undergone solid organ transplantation or have a condition that compromises the immune system to a similar extent.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 Apr 18;64(1648):63-4 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

An EUA for Bebtelovimab for Treatment of COVID-19

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • March 21, 2022;  (Issue 1646)
The investigational monoclonal antibody bebtelovimab (LY-CoV1404 – Lilly) has been granted an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for IV treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in patients ≥12 years...
The investigational monoclonal antibody bebtelovimab (LY-CoV1404 – Lilly) has been granted an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for IV treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in patients ≥12 years old who weigh ≥40 kg and are at high risk of progressing to severe disease, including hospitalization and death, and for whom alternative treatment options are unavailable or inappropriate. Bebtelovimab is active against the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2; sotrovimab (VIR-7831) is the only other monoclonal antibody currently available for treatment of COVID-19 that is active against Omicron.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 Mar 21;64(1646):41-2 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Treatment of COVID-19 in High-Risk Outpatients (online only)

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • January 28, 2022;  (Issue 1643)
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Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 Jan 28;64(1643):e1 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Paxlovid for Treatment of COVID-19

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • January 24, 2022;  (Issue 1642)
On December 22, 2021, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the investigational antiviral drug nirmatrelvir copackaged with the HIV-1 protease inhibitor ritonavir (Paxlovid – Pfizer)...
On December 22, 2021, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the investigational antiviral drug nirmatrelvir copackaged with the HIV-1 protease inhibitor ritonavir (Paxlovid – Pfizer) for oral treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in outpatients ≥12 years old who weigh at least 40 kg and are at high risk of progressing to severe disease, including hospitalization or death. Paxlovid was the first oral antiviral drug to be authorized in the US for treatment of COVID-19; Merck's oral antiviral drug molnupiravir was granted an EUA for treatment of COVID-19 on December 23, 2021. The IV antiviral drug remdesivir (Veklury) was approved by the FDA in 2020 for treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 Jan 24;64(1642):9-10 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Fluvoxamine for COVID-19?

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • May 3, 2021;  (Issue 1623)
A recent article in JAMA and an interview of its senior author on 60 Minutes have heightened interest in off-label use of the oral selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) fluvoxamine (Luvox, and...
A recent article in JAMA and an interview of its senior author on 60 Minutes have heightened interest in off-label use of the oral selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) fluvoxamine (Luvox, and generics) to treat COVID-19.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2021 May 3;63(1623):69-70 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

An EUA for Baricitinib (Olumiant) for COVID-19

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • December 28, 2020;  (Issue 1614)
The oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor baricitinib (Olumiant – Lilly) has been granted an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for treatment of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 in hospitalized patients ≥2...
The oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor baricitinib (Olumiant – Lilly) has been granted an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for treatment of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 in hospitalized patients ≥2 years old who require supplemental oxygen, mechanical ventilation, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO); the EUA requires that baricitinib be used in combination with the IV antiviral drug remdesivir (Veklury). Baricitinib has been available for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis since 2018. Remdesivir was recently approved by the FDA for treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients ≥12 years old who weigh ≥40 kg; it is available under an EUA for treatment of other hospitalized patients.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2020 Dec 28;62(1614):202-3 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Remdesivir (Veklury) for COVID-19

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • November 30, 2020;  (Issue 1612)
The FDA has approved the antiviral drug remdesivir (Veklury – Gilead) for IV treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients who are ≥12 years old and weigh ≥40 kg. Hospitalized children who are...
The FDA has approved the antiviral drug remdesivir (Veklury – Gilead) for IV treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients who are ≥12 years old and weigh ≥40 kg. Hospitalized children who are <12 years old or weigh <40 kg can receive remdesivir through an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Remdesivir is the first drug to be approved in the US for treatment of COVID-19.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2020 Nov 30;62(1612):186-8 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Timing of Remdesivir for COVID-19

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • October 19, 2020;  (Issue 1609)
Remdesivir (Veklury – Gilead), an investigational antiviral drug administered by IV infusion, is now available through an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for treatment of COVID-19 in all...
Remdesivir (Veklury – Gilead), an investigational antiviral drug administered by IV infusion, is now available through an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for treatment of COVID-19 in all hospitalized patients. An earlier EUA limited use of the drug to patients hospitalized with severe disease.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2020 Oct 19;62(1609):161 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction