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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