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Why unapproved drugs like remdesivir are being used to treat coronavirus | Just The FAQs: Deep Dive



Here’s how an unapproved drug like remdesivir, used in COVID-19 treatments, is legal, even if it’s unapproved by the FDA with unknown results.
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Remdesivir, the first possible scientifically proven treatment for battling COVID-19, will become available for U.S. hospitals in the coming week, says the CEO of the biotech company producing the drug.

Daniel O’Day, CEO and chairman of Gilead Sciences, provided the update Sunday on the CBS News program “Face the Nation.” He said that the Foster City, California-headquartered company had donated 1.5 million vials to the U.S. government, enough to treat 150,000 to 200,000 patients.

Federal health officials will outlay the drug “based on things like ICU beds, where the course of the epidemic is in the United States,” O’Day said. “They will begin shipping tens of thousands of treatment courses out early this week and be adjusting that as the epidemic shifts and evolves in different cities.”

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15 comments

  1. Remdesivir
    Remdesiv
    Remdes
    Rem Desu
    Who is Rem ?

  2. Because we counting the seconds! And probably Remdesivir should be used in complex therapy, with other drugs like HQC (avoid overdose please). Different drugs can attack different virus targets simultaneously.

  3. Let’s be glad that remdesivir is a milestone for the pandemic

  4. Already 10 day since they approved Remdesiver , tell us if it saving anyone lifes since +2000 people are dying everyday in USA.

  5. Why would they do that. They like to talk about QC being dangerous, not how HQC was made specifically to not have the side affects of QC

  6. Where is Boris tell him to get his head out of his ass

  7. i may die. you bet i'll try the drug!

  8. They cannot force you no they cant change your meds but they could trick you taking the vaccines or chip they could either take it or die

  9. You shoul report about HQC instead . It is has been proven to work when the patients aren't overdosed on it.

  10. Inotherwords… Hey there, guinea pigs….

  11. It's because Remdesivir is manufactured by Bill Gates and the big Pharma. Don't take the vaccine.

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