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Dec. 22, 2021, 9:56 PM

Pfizer Pill Adds to Growing U.S. Stockpile of Virus Treatments

Josh Wingrove
Josh Wingrove
Bloomberg News

The Biden administration expects to take delivery of 4 million courses of Covid-19 treatments by the end of January, including 265,000 courses of Pfizer Inc.’s newly authorized pill, according to officials familiar with the matter -- sharply ramping up therapies for the disease as the omicron variant spreads.

Pfizer’s pill was authorized Wednesday by the Food and Drug Administration, and authorization for Merck & Co.’s pill was also expected this week.

The overall group of treatments includes a monoclonal antibody product, pre-exposure preventive drugs for immuno-compromised people, and new antiviral pills, the officials said.

The treatments will give ...