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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. As of 2020, remdesivir is being tested as a specific treatment for COVID-19, and has been authorized for emergency use in the US, India, Singapore, and approved for use in Japan 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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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

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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...

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Coronavirus cases in India reach 2.86 lakh, ICMR says no 'community transmission' [Video]

Coronavirus cases in India reach 2.86 lakh, ICMR says no 'community transmission'

Coronavirus cases in India have crossed over 2.8 lakh. The country witnessed the highest single-day spike of 9,996 more cases in last 24 hours. In a single day, as many as 357 deaths were reported..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:51Published
Matt Hancock: New drug trial probably biggest step forward in Covid-19 treatment [Video]

Matt Hancock: New drug trial probably biggest step forward in Covid-19 treatment

Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced plans for a new trial of drug Remdesivir, a treatment originally developed to fight Ebola, which appears to shorten recovery time for people with Covid-19.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:43Published

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