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India bans remdesivir exports amid surging Covid-19 infections

India banned the export of antiviral drug remdesivir and its active pharmaceutical ingredients as demand rocketed amid a record surge in COVID-19 infections and led to shortages in many parts of the country. New daily infections surged to 152,879 on Sunday, the sixth record rise in seven days, overwhelming hospitals in some regions. India, known […]

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Expert WHO panel advises against use of remdesivir for treating Covid-19 patients

An expert panel of the World Health Organization (WHO) has advised against the use of the antiviral drug remdesivir for patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19, regardless of how severely ill they are as no evidence existed currently to prove that it improves survival or the need for ventilation. WHO Guideline Development Group based its […]

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Remdesivir does not help patients who have been admitted to hospital: WHO study finds

A World Health Organization (WHO) study that concluded its COVID-19 drug remdesivir does not help patients who have been admitted to hospital. However, Gilead Sciences Inc has questioned the findings. The American company said the data appeared inconsistent, the findings were premature and that other studies had validated the drug’s benefits. In a blow to […]

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Remdesivir manufacturer claims reduced deaths of coronavirus patients

The manufacturer of antiviral drug remdesivir, Gilead Sciences claimed on Friday that late-stage study showed a reduced the risk of death and also significantly improved the conditions of severely ill coronavirus patients. The company added that the finding requires confirmation in clinical trials. Remdesivir has been at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19 after […]