Remdesivir Granted FDA Approval
The Food and Drug Administration for the United States has approved the experimental drug Remdesivir. This is the first treatment of its type to get approval. Remdesivir was given an emergency use authorization earlier in the year, and has been used frequently since. President Donald Trump was given the treatment when he was diagnosed with Covid-19.
With the approval it will be sold under the name Veklury. Gilead, the drug’s manufacturer said, “Veklury is now the first and only approved Covid-19 treatment in the United States.” With this approval Gilead says the drug will now be widely available.
After testing it has not proven to reduce deaths from Covid-19. However the approval comes after a US Government sponsored trial with more than 1,000 hospitalized patients, showing those that received the drug recovered faster.
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