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Feds halt distribution of Eli Lilly's bamlanivimab alone for COVID-19

25 days ago   |   By Healio

The U.S. government, in collaboration with Eli Lilly, said it has halted the distribution of the drug maker's monoclonal antibody bamlanivimab alone to treat COVID-19 because of concerns about emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants.
HHS announced the update online, saying the government stopped distributing the therapy alone on March 24 due to a “sustained increase in SARS-CoV-2 viral variants in the United States that are resistant to bamlanivimab administered alone, and the availability of other authorized monoclonal antibody therapies that are expected to retain activity to these variants.”
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