Merck’s COVID-19 pill could carry serious safety concerns, scientists warn

A recent interim analysis indicated the drug halved the risk of poor outcomes among patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19:The oral antiviral medication integrates into the genetic makeup of the virus, causing a large number of mutations to destroy the virus. However, some laboratory tests indicated the drug’s ability to cause mutations in genetic material of mammalian cells, theoretically causing cancer or birth defects, Barron’s reported.

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Merck’s COVID-19 pill could carry serious safety concerns, scientists warn
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