World Journal – Doctor “Snatches” New Covid Oral Antiviral for Infected Patients

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聯邦食品藥物管理局(FDA)批准的抗新冠口服藥,紐約市目前通過一家藥房分發;為染疫患者「搶到」口服藥的醫生謝媛麗5日表示,因藥品數量有限,口服藥優先向高危染疫者提供,若患者符合分發標準,藥房可在24小時將口服藥送至患者家中,所有費用都由政府「買單」。

在布碌崙(布魯克林)執業的內科醫生謝媛麗說,兩周前得知紐約市的藥房開放申請新冠口服液後,她多次致電藥房,4日成功為一名年齡較長的染疫者申請輝瑞(Pfizer)研製的新冠病毒口服藥Paxlovid,「3日電話接通等了五分鐘,藥房說有藥後,病人4日就收到藥」。

由於藥品數量有限,謝媛麗說,藥品優先向長者與患有基礎疾病等高危染疫患者提供,醫院或診所寄送患者的處方至藥房後,若患者符合分發標準,藥房將在24小時將藥品送至患者家中,「之前口服藥的價格是100元左右,現在藥品包括寄送服務,都由政府支付費用」。

對於新冠口服液分配是否考慮族裔,謝媛麗表示,她為患者致電藥房申請藥品時,對方確實詢問了相關問題;她補充,染疫患者需在出現病症的五天內按醫囑服用藥品,才能降低重症風險。

因目前檢測病毒人數過多,導致檢測結果延遲,謝媛麗建議民眾可先用居家檢測包自測,若結果呈陽性,或高度懷疑染疫,都可諮詢醫師申請口服藥;她說,近期染疫者呈年輕化發展,呼籲患者與醫生溝通,保持良好的心態抗疫,「疫苗有了,口服藥也有了,戰勝疫情不遠了」。

婦科醫生李綺梨表示,目前尚沒有足夠數據證實抗新冠口服藥對孕婦的影響,她建議觀察一年後,再探討是否提供提供給孕婦使用;她說,孕婦較一般人的抵抗力弱,重症機率也高,更需要做好防疫措施、接種疫苗,避免感染。

根據市衛生局的信息,位於曼哈頓公園大道(Park Ave.)100號E室的Alto藥房,是目前唯一分發抗新冠口服藥的機構,日後若民眾的需求量增加,當局將考慮在五大區增加分發點;有需的民眾,可通過家庭醫生致電(800)874-5881或寄傳真至(415)484-7058。

 

Original post by 《世界日報》

GEORGE C. K. LIU

MD, PHD​

PRESIDENT & CEO​

Dr. George Liu serves as the President, CEO, and CMO of the Chinese-American IPA Inc., d/b/a Coalition of Asian- American IPA (CAIPA), and as Chairman of the Asian-American Accountable Care Organization (AAACO) boards. As an internist and endocrinologist, Dr. Liu has been continuously providing quality care to his patients and contributing to the well-being of the Asian-American communities he has been serving since 1985. In addition to his private practices, he has been an attending physician at various hospitals, such as New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

Dr. Liu has received numerous distinctions and honors, including an award from the American Diabetes Association. Top Doctors: New York Metro Area” list by Castle Connolly every year for the last 15 years, and the “Best Doctor” by New York Magazine. Dr. Liu is also recognized and received multiple citations from New York State Assembly, New York City Council, and Commendation from City of New York Office of the Controller. Over the years, he has had various research articles published in collaboration with other distinguished physicians.