Ordering the oral Pfizer drug Paxlovid

UK HealthCare has been granted a very limited supply of the oral Pfizer drug Paxlovid, which is used to treat high-risk patients who are outpatient. The drug should be used within five days of symptom onset. Paxlovid will be available for order by 1:00 p.m. today.

Given the limited availability and the specifics around FDA emergency use authorization (EUA) requirements, all orders for this must go through an Epic pathway that has been designed to aid in the decision process. 

FDA Paxlovid EUA Fact Sheet for Providers

When pulling up the order, providers can select the algorithm link to determine if their patient meets the EUA requirements.

Patients with prescriptions will be asked to park at curbside so that delivery can be made without patients coming inside the building.

From a safety standpoint, the dosing is adjusted for renal impairment and both the provider and pharmacist will be engaged in checking for numerous drug-to-drug interactions.

Please understand that the current limited supply could lead to supply disruptions. The ability to order within Epic may be temporarily disabled when the product is unavailable.