US allows pharmacists to prescribe Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill

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FILE – The Pfizer logo is displayed at the company’s headquarters, Feb. 5, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pharmacists can prescribe the leading pill directly to patients under a new U.S. policy announced Wednesday that’s intended to expand use of Pfizer’s drug Paxlovid.

The Food and Drug Administration said pharmacists can begin screening patients to see if they are eligible…

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