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Eli Lilly Coronavirus Antibody Drug will Start Distributing this Week

The federal government will begin distributing Eli Lilly’s coronavirus antibody treatment this week, but supplies will be limited and getting the drug into infected patients will be a challenge, officials said.

The drug itself is administered through an IV infusion that takes more than an hour and requires another hour of observation afterward, officials said.

Janet Woodcock, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, told reporters during a conference call that they don’t want infectious COVID-19 patients mingling with cancer patients at traditional infusion centers.

Read the source article at The Hill

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