Will GPs prescribe the new 'COVID-19 pill’?

The Federal Government has ordered 300,000 doses of molnupiravir on the condition it obtains TGA approval

Australia is buying 300,000 courses of a new antiviral pill to treat COVID-19 that could become the first early-stage treatment option for GPs.

Associate Professor Sanjaya Senanayake
Associate Professor Sanjaya Senanayake.

The drug, molnupiravir, is still under TGA review and not expected to arrive in Australia — if it is approved — until next year.

But

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