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FDA approves remdesivir as COVID-19 treatment

CBS News Friday, 23 October 2020
The Food and Drug Administration approved the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat adults who are hospitalized with COVID-19, although it has not been proven to reduce deaths. Dr. Bob Lahita joins CBSN to discuss that plus the latest developments in the race for a vaccine as coronavirus cases spike around the world.
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US regulators have approved the use of remdesivir, an antiviral medicine, for COVID-19 treatment.

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