HHS launches web-based locator for COVID-19 treatment sites with monoclonal antibodies

Jan. 12, 2021

A web-based COVID-19 outpatient treatment locator maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is now available to assist healthcare providers and patients in finding potential locations for treatment with monoclonal antibody therapeutics, reported the HHS.

These medicines are authorized for emergency use in treating patients with mild or moderate COVID-19 who are at high risk of developing severe symptoms and requiring hospitalization.

To ensure the therapeutic treatments are not in short supply, HHS has agreements in place with Regeneron to purchase approximately 300,000 treatment courses of the company's casirivimab/imdevimab and with Eli Lilly and Company to purchase approximately three million treatment courses of the bamlanivimab if needed.

As of January 6, HHS had allocated more than 641,000 patient treatment courses to states and territories which subsequently directed delivery of the medicines to more than 3,700 locations. Approximately 75 percent of the treatment courses allocated to date remain available for use in the authorized patient populations.

The COVID-19 therapeutics distribution page shows locations where these monoclonal antibody therapeutics have been delivered, including the facility name and address and which monoclonal antibody therapeutic has been delivered to the site. Only facilities that are open to the general public are listed. The locator does not include facilities that receive the monoclonal antibody therapeutics for outpatient treatment of specific groups, such as for patients in long-term care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, psychiatric facilities, or prisons.

States and territorial health departments must opt in to have information for facilities within their jurisdictions available in the locator. The locator launched with 22 states and territorial health.

HHS has the release.

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