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Also used by President Donald Trump for recovery, US approves urgent treatment with new drug against COVID-19 (DETAILS)

Also used by President Donald Trump for recovery, US approves urgent treatment

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the emergency use of the drug Regeneron against coronavirus. Experimental antibody treatment is a cocktail that enables the immune system to act against the Covid-19 virus.

Experimental therapy was also used against US President Donald Trump when he became infected with the coronavirus in October. "I want everyone to be treated the same as your president because I feel good," Trump said at the time.

Regeneron filed an application for emergency use that month after preclinical studies showed that therapy, called REGN-COV2, reduced the amount of virus.


"Authorizing these antibody therapies can help patients avoid hospitalization and ease the burden on our health care system," the FDA said after approving the authorization.

Regeneron therapy is part of a class of treatments known as monoclonal antibodies, which are made to act as immune cells that scientists hope can fight infections.

The authorization will expand the number of drugs available to doctors to fight the virus, which continues to spread rapidly around the world.