Indiana to Receive 2,000+ Doses of Eli Lilly COVID-19 Antibody Drug

Help is on the way to the Hoosier State, Indiana is set to receive 2,750 doses of Eli Lilly's COVID-19 antibody treatment by November 17th.

Posted: Nov 13, 2020 10:59 AM

Eli Lilly’s COVID-19 antibody treatment, Bamlanivimab, is being distributed across the country. More than 2,750 vials of the drug are expected to arrive in the Hoosier state by mid November.

Earlier this month the FDA gave emergency use authorization for the treatment. The U.S. government has purchased 300,000 doses to go to high-risk patients. The antibody treatment is for mild to moderate COVID-19 cases in adults and patients 12 years or older.

The goal is to reduce hospitalizations. The drug was made in Indianapolis and is the first of its kind.

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