Therapeutics Information for Providers This page is for health care providers. Looking for Test to Treat sites near you? Providers: Just want to use the site finder? Go to Treatment Finder for Providers and People with Prescriptions Latest Updates June 8, 2022 Therapeutics memo to all North Carolina clinicians: Updated guidance for providers about outpatient treatment and prevention of COVID-19 in patients who are at high risk of progressing to severe disease. Key updates include: Statement on limited bebtelovimab availability and expected NC supply to be depleted in August 2022, information regarding COVID-19 rebound, and updated overview of Veklury (remdesivir) since gaining full FDA approval. Read the memo. May 24, 2022 The CDC issued a Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory to update health care providers, public health departments, and the public on the potential for recurrence of COVID-19 or “COVID-19 rebound.” Paxlovid continues to be recommended for early-stage treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 among persons at high risk for progression to severe disease. Paxlovid treatment helps prevent hospitalization and death due to COVID-19. COVID-19 rebound has been reported to occur between two and eight days after initial recovery and is characterized by a recurrence of COVID-19 symptoms or a new positive viral test after having tested negative. A brief return of symptoms may be part of the natural history of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) infection in some persons, independent of treatment with Paxlovid and regardless of vaccination status. Read the full advisory. View All Updates by Date Provider Playbook Updated May 16, 2022 Quick Links Therapeutics Allocation Request Process COVID-19 Treatments Flyer CMS Payment Information for COVID-19 Therapies Tips for Using the HRSA Portal Additional Resources Paxlovid Patient Eligibility Screening Checklist Tool for Prescribers NCDHHS Therapeutics Provider Hub Statewide Standing Orders for mAbs Administration Sotrovimab - Intravenous (Rescinded) Bebtelovimab - Intravenous Bamlanivimab / Etesevimab - Intravenous (Rescinded) Casirivimab / Imdevimab (REGEN-COV) - Subcutaneous (Rescinded) Casirivimab / Imdevimab (REGEN-COV) - Intravenous (Rescinded) Product Summaries and Allocation Requests Monoclonal Antibodies mAbs Generic Name Also Known As Authorized Indication Allocation Request Deadline Reporting Cadence EUA Fact Sheets Site Finder Bebtelovimab Bebtelovimab COVID-19 Treatment within 7 days of symptoms Mondays at noon Bebtelovimab Allocation Request Form Mondays and Thursdays by 11:59 p.m. in HPOP Bebtelovimab Provider Fact Sheet Bebtelovimab Patient Fact Sheet NCDHHS Treatments locator tool Tixagevimab / cilgavimab Evusheld AZD7442 Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) Mondays at noon Evusheld Allocation Request Form Mondays and Thursdays by 11:59 p.m. in HPOP Evusheld Provider Fact Sheet Evusheld Patient Fact Sheet NCDHHS Evusheld locator tool Oral Antivirals Generic Name Also Known As Authorized Indication Allocation Request Deadline Reporting Cadence EUA Fact Sheets Site Finder Molnupiravir MK-4482, Merck Treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults who are at risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization within 5 days of symptoms Mondays at noon Molnupiravir Allocation Request Form Mondays and Thursdays by 11:59 p.m. in HPOP Molnupiravir Provider Fact Sheet Molnupiravir Patient Fact Sheet NCDHHS Treatments locator tool Paxlovid Nirmatrelvir / Ritonavir, Pfizer Treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults who are at risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization within 5 days of symptoms Mondays at noon Paxlovid Allocation Request Form Mondays and Thursdays by 11:59 p.m. in HPOP Paxlovid Provider Fact Sheet Paxlovid Patient Fact Sheet NCDHHS Treatments locator tool Providers who want to receive allocations of new therapeutic products as they are released will need to register through NCDHHS and the federal portal following the instructions provided by NCDHHS. Provider Resources Provider Office Hours Join the NCDHHS COVID-19 Therapeutics Team for our monthly office hours (typically the second Friday of the month, at 12 p.m. ET) to discuss updates to and address questions related to all COVID-19 Therapeutics. Join on Teams Or call in (audio only): +1 984-204-1487 (Conference ID: 450 669 154#) More Resources NCDHHS Therapeutics New Provider Request Form Subscribe to NCDHHS Therapeutics Provider Communications Need Help? Submit inquiries, issues and feedback to the Therapeutics Mailbox (email@example.com). All Updates by Date April 2022 April 25, 2022 The CDC issued a Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory to update health care providers, public health departments, and the public about the availability and use of recommended therapies for COVID-19 and to advise against using unproven treatments that have known or potential harms for outpatients with mild to moderate COVID-19. For patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are not hospitalized and who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes, several treatment options, including antiviral medications and monoclonal antibodies, are now widely available and accessible. Read the advisory. April 21, 2022 Therapeutics memo to all North Carolina clinicians: Therapeutics are an important tool to protect patients from severe illness from COVID-19. Large supplies of therapeutics, especially oral antivirals, are now widely available and can be utilized for any patient who meets the criteria in the Emergency Use Authorization. In addition, all providers can prescribe therapeutics for their high-risk patients, even if they don’t dispense them. Read the memo. April 5, 2022 The FDA revised the authorization for sotrovimab, a monoclonal antibody treatment. Data show this treatments are highly unlikely to be effective against the Omicron BA.2 subvariant. Therefore, it is not authorized for use in people diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19 at this time. Health care providers should use other approved or authorized products as they choose appropriate treatment options for patients. March 2022 March 7, 2022 The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has developed a partnership with Pharmacy-Based Clinics and Pharmacies serving long-term care facilities (LTCFs) for the direct ordering of oral antivirals up to a specific threshold at locations that provide comprehensive test and treat services onsite and at locations that provide direct access of product(s) to the long-term care communities. These initiatives will reduce barriers to rapid accessibility to treatment for high-risk COVID-19 individuals and expand overall access to these therapeutics. These allocations come from a separate federal cache that will not impact NCDHHS allocations. More information can be found on the ASPR Fact Sheet and the Test to Treat webpage. March 2, 2022 The NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel updated their recommendations for the medications effective against the Omicron variant that can be used as treatment for non-hospitalized patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are at high risk of progressing to severe disease. The purpose of the most recent update provides clinicians with guidance on the role of bebtelovimab as an additional treatment option for this patient population. Review the full NIH statement and the revised recommended treatment prioritization. February 2022 Feb. 24, 2022 The FDA revised its EUA for Evusheld to double the initial dose to 300 mg of tixagevimab and 300 mg of cilgavimab based on available data indicating that a higher dose of Evusheld may be more likely to prevent infection by the COVID-19 Omicron subvariants BA.1 and BA.1.1 than the originally authorized Evusheld dosage. Patients who have already received the previously authorized dose (150 mg of tixagevimab and 150 mg of cilgavimab) should be contacted as soon as possible to receive an additional dose of 150 mg of tixagevimab and 150 mg of cilgavimab to raise their monoclonal antibody levels. For more information, please review the updated Evusheld EUA Healthcare Provider Factsheet. Feb. 23, 2022 The FDA revised its EUA for sotrovimab to update the administration window to within 7 days of symptom onset. The FDA also adjusted infusion times to 15 or 30 minutes depending on the size of the infusion bag. Additionally, the EUA included language allowing the pause of sotrovimab use depending on the predominant variant in a geographic area. For more information, please review the updated sotrovimab EUA Healthcare Provider Factsheet. Feb. 17, 2022 Due to lessening supply constraints, NCDHHS has removed its recommendation for patient prioritization to Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guidelines Panel Interim Statement on Patient Prioritization for Outpatient Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Therapies. This expands patient eligibility to that authorized through the FDA Emergency Use Authorization for each individual product. View the latest NCDHHS Patient Prioritization for COVID-19 Therapeutics. January 2022 Jan. 24, 2022 The FDA revised the authorizations for two monoclonal antibody treatments – bamlanivimab/etesevimab and REGEN-COV. Data show these treatments are highly unlikely to be effective against the Omicron variant. Therefore, they are not authorized for use in people diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19 at this time. There are several other therapies – Paxlovid, sotrovimab, Veklury (remdesivir), and molnupiravir – that are expected to be effective against the omicron variant, and that are authorized or approved to treat patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 who are at high risk. View the latest NCDHHS Patient Prioritization for COVID-19 Therapeutics. Have questions? We're here to help. Submit inquiries, issues and feedback to the Therapeutics Mailbox (firstname.lastname@example.org).