FDA authorizes AstraZeneca’s Evusheld for the pre-exposure prophylaxis of COVID-19

FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for AstraZeneca’s (NSDQ:AZN) Evusheld antibody cocktail as pre-exposure prophylaxis for COVID-19. The indications for use limit its use to adults and children at least 12 years old who weigh at least 40 kg.

The EUA covers individuals who are not sick with COVID-19 who have not been exposed to individuals who have contracted the respiratory illness.

The EUA requires recipients to be at least moderately immunocompromised or to have had a history of severe adverse reactions to a COVID-19 vaccine.

AstraZeneca announced in October that it had filed for the EUA, including data form the PROVENT and STORM CHASER Phase 3 trials.

“Vaccines have proven to be the best defense available against COVID-19. However, there are certain immune compromised individuals who may not mount an adequate immune response to COVID-19 vaccination, or those who have a history of severe adverse reactions to a COVID-19 vaccine and t…

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