MSU Health Care Pharmacy Now Offering COVID-19 Treatments
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The MSU Health Care Pharmacy is now dispensing two vital COVID-19 treatments to both patients of MSU clinics and to members of the broader campus and local community.
The two oral medications -- Pfizer’s antiviral treatment Paxlovid and Lageviro, made by Merck and Ridgeback Therapeutics – can help prevent severe illness and hospitalization when taken soon after symptom onset. Patients must meet select criteria to receive the medicines, which are designed to treat mild-to-moderate cases of COVID-19.
To access the treatments, individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 will need to obtain and provide a doctor’s prescription. The pharmacy will dispense the medicines to all individuals with a prescription, not just patients of MSU Health Care clinics.
For MSU students who meet the select criteria, they can receive a prescription after testing positive via the Olin Health Center, or they can see their primary care physician virtually or in person and obtain a prescription after testing positive via a home or community test.
The treatments can be picked up via curbside service at the Pharmacy, located at 4660 S. Hagadorn Road. The pharmacy also offers a delivery service within 30 miles; go to pharmacy.msu.edu for more information.
“While we know that being up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccines is vital to avoiding severe illness, these anti-viral treatments can also have a huge impact on individuals who do test positive,” said Sandra Campbell, PharmD, pharmacy director for MSU Health Care Pharmacy. “By encouraging vaccinations and providing critical treatments, MSU is continuing its efforts to ensure as healthy and safe a campus environment as possible.”
For questions about receiving the COVID-19 treatments, contact your primary care physician or visit pharmacy.msu.edu.