UK approves GlaxoSmithKline drug to treat COVID-19

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British regulators on Thursday approved GlaxoSmithKline drug sotrovimab to treat those at high risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms, with the manufacturer saying it “retains activity” against the new Omicron variant.

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The monoclonal antibody “was found to be safe and effective at reducing the risk of hospitalization and death in people with mild to moderate COVID-19 infection who are at an increased risk of developing severe disease,” said the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

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