N.B. expands eligibility, access to Paxlovid COVID-19 treatment – CBC

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N.B. expands eligibility, access to Paxlovid COVID-19 treatment – CBC

by tmnationtalk on September 23, 202278 Views

Drug available to certain adults, pharmacists can now assess and prescribe, says Department of Health

Sep 22, 2022

New Brunswick has expanded eligibility and access to the oral antiviral COVID-19 treatment Paxlovid.

Anyone over 18 who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past five days, is experiencing mild to moderate symptoms, and is at higher risk of severe outcomes, can now be assessed and possibly prescribed Paxlovid by a pharmacist.

People may be at higher risk of severe outcomes if they are moderately or severely immunocompromised due to illness or treatment, have one or more chronic illness, are an older adult, or not fully vaccinated.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/paxlovid-new-brunswick-pharmacists-prescribe-1.6591771

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