Pfizer CEO: New Oral Drug For COVID-19 May Be Ready By Next Year [VIDEO]

Pfizer CEO: New Oral Drug For COVID-19 May Be Ready By Next Year [VIDEO]


Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” where he explained that oral drugs for COVID-19 could be available next year.

Bourla told the CNBC host, “If all goes well, and we implement the same speed that we are, and if regulators do the same, and they are, I hope that by the end of the year.”

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Bourla said Pfizer is working on two antivirals, an oral and an injectable.

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"If all goes well … I hope by the end of the year" says @pfizer CEO @AlbertBourla on when a #COVID19 antiviral drug could be available. $PFE pic.twitter.com/PMEu1JObrA

— Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC) April 27, 2021

Bourla explained, “Particular attention is on the oral because it provides several advantages. One of them is that you don’t need to go to the hospital to get the treatment, which is the case with all the injectables so far. You could get it at home, and that could be

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