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Game-changing Covid pills remain out of reach for some patients

4 monthes ago   |   By Politico

Antiviral Covid-19 pills were billed as game-changers for the way they could provide a convenient way to treat infections at home and keep people out of the hospital. But that assumed patients could get the drugs quickly.
Instead, a flurry of regulatory, testing and logistical issues is complicating the rollout, potentially requiring people with symptoms to make multiple stops at doctors' offices or testing sites within the five-day window when the drugs are recommended.
“It should be easy, and it's chaos,” said Mark Newman, CEO of Nomi Health, which runs testing sites around the...
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