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Remdesivir: Antiviral drug
Remdesivir, sold under the brand name Veklury, is a broad-spectrum antiviral medication developed by the biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences. It is administered via injection into a vein. Remdesivir is being tested as a treatment for COVID‑19, and has been authorized for emergency use in the US, India, Singapore, and approved for use in Japan, the European Union, and Australia for people with severe symptoms. It also received approval in the UK in May 2020; however, it was going to be rationed due to limited supply. It may shorten the time it takes to recover from the infection.

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Drugmaker Says Remdesivir Can Lower COVID-19 Death Risk By 62% [Video]

Drugmaker Says Remdesivir Can Lower COVID-19 Death Risk By 62%

The antiviral drug Remdesivir has proven to be effective in the treatment of COVID-19. According to UPI, the drug can lower the risk of death in COVID-19 patients by 62%. U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
Remdesivir becomes first COVID-19 drug put forward for use in the EU [Video]

Remdesivir becomes first COVID-19 drug put forward for use in the EU

Remdesivir becomes first COVID-19 drug put forward for use in the EU

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 00:34Published
FDA Warns Against Combining Remdesivir And Hydroxychloroquine [Video]

FDA Warns Against Combining Remdesivir And Hydroxychloroquine

The FDA has issued a warning to healthcare providers regarding two medications being tested with COVID-19. The warning cautions against administering hydroxychloroquine in combination with remdesivir...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

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