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Merck signs $1.2bn supply deal with US government for Molnupiravir

June 9, 2021


The treatment, being developed by Merck in collaboration with Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, is currently being evaluated in a phase 3 clinical trial.

The trial, know as the MOVe-OUT study, is evaluating molnupiravir in the treatment of non-hospitalised patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 and at least one risk factor associated with poor disease outcomes.

“Merck is pleased to collaborate with the US government on this new agreement that will provide Americans with COVID-19 access to molnupiravir – an investigational oral therapy being studied for outpatient use early in the course of disease – if it is authorised or approved,” said Rob Davis, president, Merck.

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