'Just ask' | OHSU pharmacist says antiviral COVID-19 treatments, therapeutics are widely available to people with symptoms

Early on in pandemic, only hospitalized patients were able to get COVID-19 treatments. Now, health care experts urge everyone to ask their provider if they qualify.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The sooner, the better. That’s what pharmacists say when it comes to taking the treatments aimed at lessening the effects of COVID-19

Nowadays, the antiviral pills and IV infusions of monoclonal antibodies are available to more people. 

“We have a lot more options now,” said Dr. Young Yoon Ham, an infectious disease pharmacist at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). “We have basically options that we didn’t have at all in the beginning parts of

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