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Two men are seen at an outdoor supervised consumption site in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Thursday, May 27, 2021. (Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS) Two men are seen at an outdoor supervised consumption site in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Thursday, May 27, 2021. (Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

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BREAKING | Health Canada authorizes use of Pfizer's antiviral COVID-19 drug

Health Canada has authorized the use of Pfizer's COVID-19 antiviral treatment Paxlovid. The agency says the prescription-only medication can be given to adults ages 18 and older to treat mild to moderate cases of COVID-19, if they have a confirmed positive viral test and are at a high risk of becoming seriously ill.

The corporate headquarters of Pfizer Canada are seen Monday, November 9, 2020 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz