No Test Requirement for Paxlovid May Lead to Overuse

The FDA announced that Paxlovid prescriptions will no longer require a positive Covid test. CP3 Director Dr. Walid Gellad told Endpoints News, “I can understand the desire to get people at high risk the treatment, but it has to be very rare that someone tests negative and is unable to get a PCR or test again the next day and then get treated. It seems this is a policy that will address a minuscule slice of underuse and lead to a large increase in overuse."