pipedreams Posted September 15, 2021 Share Posted September 15, 2021 "Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) on Monday sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra inquiring about a recent change in HHS policy that limits orders and shipments of monoclonal antibody treatments to HHS-approved administration sites. "As you know, antibody treatments such as bamlanivimab, bamlanivimab/etesevimab, and casirivimab/imdevimab were approved under Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) and have been shown to be effective in treating COVID-19 patients," Roy wrote to Becerra. "Providers across the country, including providers in Texas, have utilized these treatments, aiding in effective treatment of COVID-19 patients. Unfortunately, numerous doctors and healthcare professionals who serve COVID-19 patients are reportedly being denied or limited orders for these treatments by HHS," he wrote. Monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy is a treatment for COVID-19 that studies have shown is effective at reducing the risk of hospitalization and death for patients with mild to moderate illness who receive early treatment. The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for mAb therapies to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults and children older than 12, and the treatment has been promoted across the ideological spectrum by figures like Dr. Anthony Fauci and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis." https://www.theblaze.com/news/hhs-reviewing-orders-for-monoclonal-antibodies?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20210914Trending-ChipRoyMonoclonal&utm_term=ACTIVE LIST - TheBlaze Breaking News Read the letter: Roy Letter to Becerra - Antibody Treatment 9.13.21.pdf 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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