The Former Vice President’s administration and the FDA have removed the authorization for two monoclonal antibodies, prompting the closing of monoclonal treatment sites in the State of Florida.
The FDA defended its decision by stating the treatments “are highly unlikely to be active against the omicron variant.”
Responding to the news, Florida’s Health Department said “Florida disagrees with the decision that blocks access to any available treatments in the absence of clinical evidence.”
Florida’s Health Department notified the public that the FDA’s decision is forcing monoclonal antibody treatment sites will be closed.
As a result of the @US_FDA‘s abrupt decision to remove the EUAs for two monoclonal antibodies, monoclonal antibody treatment sites will be closed until further notice. Full press release is below. pic.twitter.com/RGeWTPwxCs
— Florida Dept. of Health (@HealthyFla) January 25, 2022
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took to Twitter to express his dissaproval.
Floridians have benefited from the state’s treatment sites and their access to treatment shouldn’t be denied based on the whims of a floundering president. https://t.co/Y5nmAV1LCs
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) January 25, 2022
DeSantis’ office released a statement on the Governor’s official website entitled ”
Governor DeSantis Condemns Biden Administration’s Haphazard Decision to Revoke Authorization of Lifesaving Monoclonal Antibody Treatments