Ukraine is hosting clinical tests of pills from coronavirus produced by Pfizer and Merck companies. This is mentioned in the order of Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry.
According to the document, one of the drugs to be tested is Ritonavir produced by Pfizer (150 mg). The tests will involve the people who contacted those who contracted Covid-19.
MK4482-013 pills by Merck will be tested as well. Adults who live with Covid-positive people will participate. The lab tests are to take place at the facility of student hospital attached to Kharkiv city council.
Earlier, the Ukrainian Parliament supported the draft law No.6121 on the state registration of drugs under the duty. The document provides for urgent registration of such pills or other medications in certain cases.
The extreme use approval (EUA) is the mechanism that facilitates the access and use of medications, vaccine or other kind of immunobiological drug during emergencies and/or quarantine.