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News - May 1, 2020

Remdesivir drug trials show patients recovering from COVID-19

Preliminary results from Gilead Sciences, federal drug studies appear promising

by Sue Dremann

Patients are recovering from COVID-19 when they are given the experimental drug remdesivir, according to separate studies by the Foster City company that makes the drug and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

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Posted by pearl
a resident of another community
on Apr 30, 2020 at 1:54 pm

Read below about the drug remdesivir, manufactured by Gilead Sciences of Foster City, California. Gilead Sciences, Inc., is an American biopharmaceutical company that researches, develops and commercializes drugs. The company focuses primarily on antiviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and influenza, including Harvoni and Sovaldi.
(Web Link)

Participants treated with remdesivir recovered from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus on average 30 percent quicker than those receiving a placebo. Even Dr. Fauci is talking about it!

Who owns remdesivir, how much can they make, and how much does it cost?
The drug was originally developed for Ebola but has shown promise with COVID-19. Web Link


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