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FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: antiviral remdesivir

1 month ago   |   By KCRA

U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given to hospitalized patients through an IV.
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Remdesivir Is the First FDA-Approved Treatment for COVID-19

Remdesivir Is the First FDA-Approved Treatment for COVID-19

1 month ago   |   By Time

On Oct. 22, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug for treating COVID-19.
Remdesivir , an antiviral medication given intravenously, is now approved for anyone hospitalized with COVID-19. It works by blocking the virus's ability to make more copies of itself. Earlier this year, the drug had received emergency use authorization , which falls short of approval but is granted during a public health crisis if there is encouraging data supporting its potential benefits. Approval means the drug's maker, Gilead, provided more information to the FDA on the medication's...
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Gilead's remdesivir first to win US approval to treat COVID-19

1 month ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Remdesivir was previously authorised for emergency use in the treatment of hospitalised COVID-19 patients.
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FDA formally approves pricey antiviral remdesivir as Covid-19 treatment

FDA formally approves pricey antiviral remdesivir as Covid-19 treatment

1 month ago   |   By RT

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Gilead Sciences' expensive antiviral drug remdesivir to treat Covid-19, expanding its earlier emergency use authorization and guaranteeing huge profits for the company.
Remdesivir has become the first and only drug to be officially approved in the US for treating infection with the novel coronavirus after the FDA issued its decision on Thursday. The move expands on a May emergency use authorization, which allowed doctors to use it to treat hospitalized Covid-19 patients.
Gilead has issued a statement confirming the drug will be used for...
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FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: the antiviral remdesivir

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune


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