U.S. to buy 1.4 mln more courses of Merck's COVID-19 pill
The U.S. government in June agreed to spend $1.2 billion for 1.7 million courses. The government is now exercising options to buy the extra doses, valuing the contract at $2.2 billion for a total of 3.1 million courses, the companies said.
The U.S. government also has options to purchase more than 2 million additional courses under the contract, they added.
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