Readout for Gilead’s remdesivir in COVID-19 could warrant emergency use authorization
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Remdesivir is the new standard of care for COVID-19, NIAID director Anthony Fauci said Wednesday. Other treatments will be compared with Gilead’s antiviral, and the therapy will be combined with other investigational drugs including anti-inflammatory mAbs.
An Emergency Use Authorization from FDA to treat COVID-19 could be the next step for the Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) antiviral, according to former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.
“Remdesivir is not a perfect drug and is likely to be used in narrow circumstances, probably for patients who require hospitalization and are at risk of bad outcomes because of other co-morbidities,” Gottlieb told BioCentury. “This is