Merck’s Molnupiravir Set To Lead Forecast $6bn COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Market
Pfizer and Roche Also In The Running
Merck’s antiviral could play a big role, but only if it proves effective in broader settings, such as post-exposure prophylaxis.
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Assuming emergency use authorization of the antiviral to fight COVID-19 in December, Merck expects to make $500m-$1bn this year. It will share profits equally with partner Ridgeback.