Remdesivir becomes first FDA-approved COVID-19 treatment

The most substantial of the trials, which was conducted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, examined recovery times for hospitalized COVID-19 patients when provided either remdesivir or a placebo. The typical healing time for clients in the remdesivir group was 10 days, compared to 15 days for the placebo group.

The drug, which the FDA states can only be administered to patients who are hospitalized and weigh 88 pounds or more, is the first to get approval from the firm to treat COVID-19.

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The decision was based upon the FDAs analysis of information from 3 randomized, controlled scientific trials carried out on hospitalized patients with moderate to severe COVID-19..

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The FDA on Oct. 22 approved approval to remdesivir, which Gilead sells under the brand name Veklury, as a COVID-19 treatment for hospitalized clients aged 12 years and older.

” Todays approval is supported by data from multiple medical trials that the firm has carefully evaluated and represents an important scientific milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic,” FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD, said in a declaration..

Katie Adams –
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020