Stories tagged with COVID-19

UNI alum and process chemist Patrick Fier, ‘09, is leading pharma giant Merck’s large-scale production efforts on what could be a life-saving breakthrough: A drug to stop COVID from spreading in people exposed to the virus before they need to go to the hospital.

The drug — Molnupiravir — received FDA emergency use authorization in December. For those at most risk of developing severe COVID-19, pharmacists can now prescribe one pill twice a day for five days to stop the coronavirus i...