CVS kicks off pilot program aimed at treating COVID-19 patients

Posted at 10:24 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 22:24:14-05

CVS is kicking off a new pilot program aimed at treating some of Tampa Bay's COVID-19 patients.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services picked the pharmacy chain to help administer free antibody treatments in seven cities - including Tampa.

The antibody therapy recently received emergency approval from the FDA. Hospitals, doctors and long-term care facilities can refer patients for treatment.

Next, someone will administer it, either at a patient's house or at their long-term care facility.

“Patients can rest assured they are receiving the best care possible through Coram in the safety and comfort of their own home or long-term care facility, and Coram is poised to continue to meet shifting health care demands as the importance and value of home-based care will undoubtedly outlive the pandemic,” added Prem Shah, Pharm.D., Executive Vice President of CVS Specialty and Product Innovation.

For patients to be eligible for the treatment...

  • Must not be hospitalized
  • Must have started showing symptoms within the last 10 days
  • Must be 12 years old or older
  • Be at high risk of severe complications from COVID-19

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