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Joint release by the World Health Organization, United for Global Mental Health and the World Federation for Mental Health
GLOBAL CHALLENGE FOR MOVEMENT ON MENTAL HEALTH KICKS OFF AS LACK OF INVESTMENT IN MENTAL HEALTH LEAVES MILLIONS WITHOUT ACCESS TO SERVICES
FDA AUTHORIZES EMERGENCY USE FOR
ELI LILLY COVID-19 ANTIBODY TREATMENT
Reuters (11/9, Beasley) reports the Food and Drug Administration authorized on Monday emergency use of Eli Lilly’s “COVID-19 antibody treatment for non-hospitalized patients older than 65 or who have certain chronic medical conditions.” The FDA found that clinical trials indicated the treatment, bamlanivimab, “reduced the need for hospitalization or emergency room visits in high-risk COVID-19 patients.”
The AP (11/9, Perrone) reports the FDA “cleared the experimental drug from Eli Lilly for people 12 and older with mild or moderate COVID-19 not requiring hospitalization.” The treatment is administered once by means of an IV.
CNN (11/9, Fox, Christensen) reports the treatment “must be infused in a hospital or other health care setting” and “is the first monoclonal antibody to be authorized for use in treating coronavirus.”
NBC News (11/10, Edwards) reports that Eli Lilly “has already begun manufacturing the drug, and it said it could have as many as 1 million doses available by the end of the year.”