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Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Merck & Company, Inc. (NYSE:MRK) – Pfizer Commences Dosing In Pivotal Oral COVID-19 Drug Trial

Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Merck & Company, Inc. (NYSE:MRK) - Pfizer Commences Dosing In Pivotal Oral COVID-19 Drug Trial

  • Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE) has started dosing in Phase 2/3 trial of its oral antiviral therapy for COVID-19 in non-hospitalized, symptomatic adult patients.
  • The trial would enroll 1,140 participants who will receive PF07321332/ritonavir combo or placebo every 12 hours for five days.
  • PF-07321332 is designed to block the activity of a key enzyme that is needed for the coronavirus to replicate.
  • Merck & Co Inc (NYSE: MRK) and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics have started a molnupiravir Phase 3 trial in non-hospitalized patients to see if it reduces the risk of hospitalization or death.
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  • Price Action: PFE stock is down 0.97% at $45.63 during the market session on the last check Wednesday.