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Coronavirus Cure

Major study brings bad news about several of the most promising coronavirus cures

October 16th, 2020

The World Health Organization’s massive Solidarity study of COVID-19 therapies has been finalized, revealing that the promising coronavirus cure remdesivir can’t save lives. The WHO research also showed that none of the other drugs tested during the Solidarity trial can prevent COVID-19 deaths. Solidarity studied remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir, ritonavir, interferon, and combinations thereof. Remdesivir was …

Coronavirus Treatment

A promising coronavirus drug trial was just halted for a mysterious reason

October 14th, 2020

Eli Lilly is seeking emergency authorization approval for a promising coronavirus drug that was found to be an effective COVID-19 therapy. The company has several ongoing clinical trials for its monoclonal antibody drug, including one where the LY-CoV555 compound has been combined with another promising COVID-19 drug called remdesivir. Eli Lilly announced that the clinical …

Coronavirus Treatment

US bought nearly the entire supply of a key coronavirus drug

July 2nd, 2020

Remdesivir is one of the novel coronavirus treatments that has shown some efficacy, but the drug is already in short supply. The Trump administration purchased nearly the entire remdesivir supply that Gilead Science will manufacture over the next three months. The US government purchased 500,000 doses of remdesivir, much to the dismay of critics from …

Coronavirus Drug Remdesivir

Gilead has a plan to make remdesivir more effective against coronavirus

June 23rd, 2020

Experimental coronavirus drug remdesivir is effective in mild to moderate COVID-19 cases, according to recent research. Remdesivir can’t prevent complications or reduce mortality, but Gilead thinks that administering the therapy earlier to confirmed patients could improve the results. The drugmaker will use remdesivir inside a nebulizer in a clinical test to speed up access to …

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We’re running out of the only coronavirus drug that works

June 8th, 2020

The only effective coronavirus treatment approved for standard care so far will run out at the end of this month, the US government said. Our supply of remdesivir is expected to be depleted by June 29th, and Gilead likely won’t be able to deliver more until this summer, as manufacturing efforts increase. Gilead plans to …

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Researchers want to combine two drugs that could give coronavirus a ‘one-two punch’

May 15th, 2020

Coronavirus treatments have been hard to come by, but researchers are hopeful that combining the antiviral drug remdesivir with a powerful anti-inflammatory could be effective. Remdesivir stops the virus from multiplying, while an anti-inflammatory calms the immune system. Dr. Aneesh Mehta of Emory University refers to the combination as a “one-two punch.” Visit BGR’s homepage …