Supply for Antiviral Remdesivir is Meeting U.S. Demands

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Remdesivir can Now Be Bought Directly From the Company

Health Editor’s Note: Gilead is able to keep production of remdesivir (veklury) up and is meeting demand for this antiviral in the U.S. Remdesivir is currently authorized for Temporary use under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for treatment of COVID-19 patients in the hospital, moderate to severe disease, regardless of the need for supplemental oxygen.  

“Veklury has broad-spectrum antiviral activity both in vitro and in vivo in animal models against multiple emerging viral pathogens, including Ebola, SARS, Marburg, MERS and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Data from three randomized, controlled clinical trials in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 have consistently demonstrated the clinical benefits of treatment with Veklury. In the placebo-controlled ACTT-1 study, Veklury significantly improved time to recovery and also reduced the likliehood of progression of the disease.”

At this point I am wondering what more this drug needs to do to be considered acceptable treatment for COVID-19? The only potential difficulty I see in the use of remdesivir is that it has to be administered by IV  (one dose and then a loading dose daily for up to 10 days) which limits who can administer it. ……Carol 

 

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Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescue pups.

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