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US experts recommend approval of Merck's COVID-19 drug

Thirteen Advisory Board members were in favor of approving the drug. Ten members were opposed.

US experts recommend approval of Merck's COVID-19 drug
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A majority of members of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Food and Drug Administration Advisory Board on Tuesday spoke in favor of approving the use of a drug developed by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics to treat COVID-19.

13 experts were in favor of this, 10 were against. The council's recommendation will be reviewed by government officials and then by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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