SAN ANTONIO – With a shortage of available monoclonal therapy, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff are requesting that the federal government help in the management and distribution of the antiviral COVID-19 drug remdesivir to Regional Infusion Centers in Texas, including one in San Antonio.
In a letter addressed Thursday to US Department of Health and Human Secretary Xavier Becerra, Nirenberg and Wolff are concerned about the lack of remdesivir at community infusion centers ever since the FDA approved the drug, thus making it no longer distributed free by the federal government to infusion centers.
“Resuming federal distribution of this drug would make it accessible for the outpatient emergency response teams who have been administering the now scare monoclonal antibody infusions,” the letter said.
Sotrovimab, the monoclonal antibody therapy that has proven most effective against the omicron strain has been in short supply. Infusion centers in San Antonio