GPs can write scripts for molnupiravir from today

The COVID-19 antiviral is PBS listed for specific groups of patients at risk of progressing to severe disease

GPs can start prescribing molnupiravir to patients from today after the drug became the first antiviral to be listed on the PBS as a COVID-19 treatment.  


The announcement on Tuesday follows a recommendation from the PBAC for molnupiravir (Lagevrio) to receive a streamlined authority listing for adult patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 who are at high risk of developing severe disease. 

However, the treatment — which is taken as four capsules every 12 hours over five days — must be started within