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Alberta awaiting further ‘guidance’ on Health Canada-approved COVID-19 treatment
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Alberta awaiting further ‘guidance’ on Health Canada-approved COVID-19 treatment

Health Canada approved on Oct. 19 AstraZeneca’s antibody combination Evusheld injection — which was already approved as a COVID-19 prevention tool — as a treatment for the virus. A spokesperson for Alberta Health Services told Global News on Tuesday that the province is “awaiting the treatment guidance from Canada’s Drug and Health Technology Agency, which is expected to be available before the end of the month, prior to making any decisions on the treatment use of COVID-19 with Evusheld.”AHS spokesperson Kerry Williamson said Evusheld is currently available in Alberta for the prevention of COVID-19. In terms of treatment options, he said Albertans currently have access to Paxlovid and remdesivir, “which are used for the same indication that Evusheld has just been approved for.”To...