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FDA OKs special permit for generic version of Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill

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Philippine Star

Gaea Katreena Cabico – Philstar.com January 11, 2022 | 3:25pm MANILA, Philippines — The country’s Food and Drug Administration has granted a compassionate special permit for the generic version of Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill, its chief said. FDA officer-in-charge Oscar Gutierrez said the drug regulator has approved the application of the Department of Health for a special permit for the institutional use of Bexovid, the first generic version of Pfizer’s Paxlovid. “The DOH will make [Bexovid] accessible and available to government hospital once the Biocare Lifescience, Inc. will deliver this to them…

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