Coronavirus remdesivir update: Gilead CEO says drug available to patients this week

  • Gilead’s antiviral drug — remdesivir— has shown success in helping coronavirus patients recover faster.
  • “We intend to get [remdesivir] to patients in the early part of this next week, beginning to work with the government which will determine which cities are most vulnerable and where the patients are that need this medicine,” Gilead Sciences chairman and CEO Daniel O’Day told CBS’ “Face of the Nation.”
  • Gilead Sciences donated its entire supply of the drug to the U.S. government.

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