Bright Wanted US To Purchase Of All Available Remdesivir Stock Early In Coronavirus Outbreak
The former BARDA director’s whistleblower complaint says he recommended the US government purchase all existing remdesivir doses and set up US-based manufacturing.
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Gilead's antiviral remdesivir will go to hospitalized severe COVID-19 patients per FDA's EUA. Some cities could receive the medicine with days, but it is not clear how the government will dole out the limited supplies. FDA said it had access to non-public data from a key NIH trial during its EUA review.
Under generic industry group’s proposal, the federal government would have to pay more for drugs to ensure industry investments in domestic manufacturing pay off.
With efficacy data in hand, Gilead wants to balance economic sustainability with broad availability of remdesivir for COVID-19 patients. The firm did not alter guidance on Q1 earnings call.