BREAKING: FDA Approves First Officially Approved COVID-19 Treatment ‘Remdesivir’ Made by Gilead Science
By Lucas Manfredi – FOX Business // October 22, 2020
(FOX NEWS) – Gilead Science’s antiviral drug remdesivir has been given the green light by the Food and Drug Administration as the first officially approved COVID-19 treatment.
The antiviral was just one of the treatments President Trump received during his bout with the coronavirus.
“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gilead has worked relentlessly to help find solutions to this global health crisis. Gilead Chairman and CEO Daniel O’Day said in a statement. “It is incredible to be in the position today, less than one year since the earliest case reports of the disease now known as COVID-19, of having an FDA-approved treatment in the U.S. that is available for all appropriate patients in need.”
The approval comes following new results published in the New England Journal of Medicine Thursday from Gilead’s Phase 3 ACTT-1 trial, which demonstrated faster recovery times than previously reported for the treatment of adults hospitalized with mild-moderate or severe coronavirus cases. Remdesivir was also found to reduce disease progression among severely ill patients who require oxygen.
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